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Crime in North Dakota, 2012

NCJ Number
Colleen Weltz
Date Published
75 pages
This report presents North Dakota's 2012 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data.
Although North Dakota uses a standard incident form to collect data on each incident reported to a law enforcement agency in the State, in order to continue the statistical time-series begun with summary reporting, computer programs were written to extract summary data from the incident data reports. This 2012 report contains summary crime data on the UCR violent Index crimes (murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property index crimes (burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft). In 2012, 14,866 crime index offenses were reported by local law enforcement agencies, a 7.9-percent increase from the 13,778 reported in 2011. The index crime rate per 100,000 population for 2012 was 2,124.8, compared with an index crime rate of 2,014.5, a 5-percent increase. The total number of reported violent index crimes was 1,451, a 7.2-percent increase from the 1,353 total. Violent crime accounted for 9.8 percent of total index crimes reported in 2012. In 2012, the total number of property crimes reported was 13,415. This is an increase of 8.0 percent from the 2011 total of 12,425. The 10,184 larceny/theft offenses reported in 2012 accounted for 68.5 percent of total index crimes. A total of 32,380 arrests were reported in 3012, compared to 29,260 arrests reported in 2011. Juvenile arrests accounted for 16.9 percent of the arrests (24.8 percent of the total arrests for crime index offenses). Reported arrests for DUI increased to 7,322 in 2012, compared to 6,600 reported in 2011. Arrests for drug offenses increased 7.9 percent, from 2,662 in 2011 to 2,872 in 2012. Extensive tables and figures