Reported Annual Crime In Bismarck

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBismarck/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,028n/a (estimate)1,4502,3562,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBismarck/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.42.84.9
Rape7n/a9.945.638.6
Robbery10n/a14.119.6101.9
Assault86n/a121.3171.5237.8
Violent crime104n/a (estimate)147239373
Burglary87n/a122.8395.9491.4
Theft759n/a1,070.91,511.41,775.4
Vehicle theft78n/a110.1209.1220.2
Property crime924n/a (estimate)1,3042,1172,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Bismarck, ND is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 38% lower than the average of crimes committed in North Dakota. It is also 49% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Bismarck, ND shows a crime rate that is 39% lower than the North Dakota average. The crime rate is also 61% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Bismarck, ND is shown to be 38% lower than the North Dakota average and 48% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bismarck is 49% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.97 daily crimes that occur in Bismarck.
  • Bismarck is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bismarck you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bismarck has decreased by 47%.

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Daily Crime In Bismarck (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Bismarck, ND is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for North Dakota and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Bismarck, ND are 1.62 times less than the North Dakota average and 1.97 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Bismarck, ND are 1.63 times less than than North Dakota and 2.54 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Bismarck, ND are 1.62 times less than than North Dakota and 1.91 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Bismarck (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Bismarck, ND area in comparison to other North Dakota communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Bismarck, ND being safer than 48% of cities in North Dakota and 66% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking North Dakota cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Bismarck, ND. In conclusion, Bismarck, ND now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bismarck

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bismarck is 1 in 682
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bismarck is 1 in 77
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bismarck is 1 in 69
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Bismarck, ND? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Bismarck, ND your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 682. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 77 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Bismarck, ND is 1 in 69.

Year Over Year Crime In Bismarck (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Bismarck, ND is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Bismarck, ND has decreased by 46%, while the property crime rate in Bismarck, ND has decreased by 48% year over year. The number of total crimes in Bismarck, ND has decreased by 47% year over year.

Bismarck police department

ItemBismarckNorth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)131842556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
There are a total of 131 Bismarck police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.4% less than the North Dakota average and 37.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in North Dakota

StateTotal offendersNorth Dakota /100KNational /100K
North Dakota48872222
There are a total of 488 sex offenders in North Dakota. This yields a total of 72 sex offenders in North Dakota per 100,000 residents which is 68% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lincoln, ND2,86455773828
Harmon, ND21697855951
Menoken, ND711761,5551,731
Mandan, ND19,3812893,7954,084
Bismarck, ND65,1231471,3041,450

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Yuba City, CA65,1413272,7163,044
Skokie, IL65,0562362,0452,281
Eagan, MN65,053781,7661,844
Bossier City, LA64,8957464,3305,076
Bayonne, NJ64,7632421,1731,415
Bismarck, ND65,1231471,3041,450
Source: The Bismarck, ND crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.