Reported Annual Crime In Fargo

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFargo/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,936n/a (estimate)3,3222,3562,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFargo/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a2.52.84.9
Rape79n/a66.745.638.6
Robbery52n/a43.919.6101.9
Assault280n/a236.3171.5237.8
Violent crime414n/a (estimate)349239373
Burglary666n/a562.1395.9491.4
Theft2,594n/a2,189.21,511.41,775.4
Vehicle theft262n/a221.1209.1220.2
Property crime3,522n/a (estimate)2,9722,1172,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Fargo, ND is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Fargo, ND. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Fargo, ND averages 41% higher than the rest of North Dakota while the rate of crime on a national scale is 16% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Fargo, ND is 46% higher than the average rate of crime in North Dakota and 6% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 40% higher than the remainder of the state of North Dakota and 20% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Fargo, ND area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fargo is 16% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.1 daily crimes that occur in Fargo.
  • Fargo is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fargo you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fargo has increased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Fargo (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Fargo, ND for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for North Dakota as well as those across America as a whole. The Fargo, ND total amount of daily offenses is 1.41 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.16 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fargo, ND is 1.46 times more than the North Dakota average, and it is 1.07 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Fargo, ND has a daily crime figure that is 1.40 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.20 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Fargo (higher is better)

How safe is Fargo, ND compared to other cities in North Dakota and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fargo, ND is safer than 13% of the cities in North Dakota and 30% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in North Dakota and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Fargo, ND. Overall, Fargo, ND is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fargo

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fargo is 1 in 287
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fargo is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fargo is 1 in 31
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Fargo, ND? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Fargo, ND you have a 1 in 287 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fargo, ND.

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

Determining whether Fargo, ND is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Fargo, ND has decreased by 1% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for Fargo, ND has increased by 11% in the same time frame.

Fargo police department

ItemFargoNorth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)160842556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
There are a total of 160 Fargo police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.7% less than the North Dakota average and 55.4% 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
Horace, ND2,50247415462
Oakport, MN1,33369631700
Oxbow, ND34397855951
Briarwood, ND6197855951
Prairie Rose, ND118101896997
Fargo, ND110,7253492,9723,322

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Miami Gardens, FL110,8676233,6474,270
Elgin, IL110,9062331,3311,564
Inglewood, CA111,1336892,3233,012
Wilmington, NC110,1007624,4795,241
Manchester, NH110,0656713,6784,348
Fargo, ND110,7253492,9723,322
Source: The Fargo, 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.