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Crime in North Dakota, 2010

NCJ Number
Colleen Weltz
Date Published
69 pages
Data on crime in North Dakota in 2010 are presented under the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) format.
UCR data on violent crime cover murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Data on property index offenses address burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft. For North Dakota, UCR data on index offenses for 2010 were those reported to and recorded by 99 police departments and sheriffs' departments. In 2010, a total of 12,427 crime index offenses were reported by local law enforcement agencies, a 3.1-percent decrease from the total reported in 2009 (12,822). The index crime rate per 100,000 population for 2010 was 1,847.6. The index crime rate for 2009 was 1,981.8, a 6.8 percent decrease in the crime rate. The total number of reported violent index crimes was 1,165, a 4.2-percent increase from 2009. Violent crime accounted for 9.4 percent of total index crimes reported in 2010. Property crimes decreased by 3.8 percent, from 11,704 reported in 2009 to 11,262 reported in 2010. North Dakota law enforcement agencies reported 29,404 arrests in 2010, compared to 28,925 arrests reported in 2009. Juvenile arrests accounted for 21.2 percent of the total arrests. The number of reported arrests for DUI increased to 6,050 from 5,819 reported in 2009. Arrests for drug offenses increased 13.4 percent, from a 2009 total of 2,063 to 2,339 in 2010. Data are also presented on full-time law enforcement employees by agency. Extensive tables