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Crime in North Dakota, 2011

NCJ Number
Colleen Weltz
Date Published
75 pages
This 2011 North Dakota Uniform Crime Report (UCR) summarizes crime and arrest statistics reported by local law enforcement agencies throughout the State (50 sheriffs' departments and 47 police departments).
In their data collection, these law enforcement agencies used a standard incident form that requires more detailed data on crime incidents than summary reporting. In 2011, 13,778 crime index offenses were reported by local law enforcement agencies, a 10.9 percent increase from the 12,427 offenses reported in 2010. The total number of reported violent index crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) was 1,353, a 16.1-percent increase from the 1,165 violent offenses reported in 2010. Violent crime accounted for 9.8 percent of total index crimes reported in 2011. Property crimes (burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft) increased 10.3 percent, from 11,262 reported in 2010 to 12,425 reported in 2011. Property crime accounted for 90.2 percent of total crime index offense reported in 2011. Larceny/theft offenses (n=9,344) accounted for 67.8 percent of total index crimes. The stolen property was estimated to be worth $16.2 million, with just over 31 percent of that amount reported as recovered. There were 29,260 reported arrests in 2011, compared to 29,404 arrests reported in 2010. For 2011, juvenile arrests accounted for 18.5 percent of total arrests. In 2011, reported arrests for DUI increased to 6,600 from the 6,050 reported in 2010. Arrests for drug offenses increased 13.8 percent, from 2,339 in 2010 to 2,662 in 2011. Data on crime index offenses are also reported by jurisdiction. Data are also reported on the number of full-time law enforcement employees by jurisdiction. Extensive tables