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North Dakota Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for North Dakota. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how North Dakota compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for North Dakota, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 139,875 total crimes reported in North Dakota (6,362 of them violent). Of the 13,988 crimes that take place per year in North Dakota, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in North Dakota every 37 minutes. This includes 77 murders, 1,734 rapes, and at least one hundred and twelve thousand thefts (including 9,975 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in North Dakota for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in North Dakota has been reduced by 15%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 60%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in North Dakota. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twelve thousand for North Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends in North Dakota (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like North Dakota (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

North Dakota law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for North Dakota conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.