According to the Montana Board of Crime Control crime has been steadily increasing in Montana.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen explains what is being done in order to address the increase in crime.
“So first of all, repurposed a number of just frankly bureaucracy jobs here in Helena. We got rid of those jobs and we repurposed them into narcotics agents and into human trafficking agents. We got with the Governor’s office, and we got some additional funding outside of the legislature and we funded two additional narcotics positions specifically in Billings where we were having a very large narcotics problem.”-Attorney General Knudsen
Attorney General Knudsen continues to explain that his office has partnered with the FBI to expand crime fighting resources in Montana.
“We have been able to partner with the FBI and double our human trafficking presence. So, the legislature funded two human trafficking agents within the Department of Justice, which is not nearly enough, but it was a good start. It was two more than we had, so we have been able to multiply that force by working with the FBI.”-Attorney General Knudsen