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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 87%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDevils Lake/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime296n/a (estimate)4,0332,4532,346
Murder0n/a0.04.26.5
Rape8n/a109.051.738.4
Robbery2n/a27.319.773.9
Assault17n/a231.6253.4279.7
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)368329388
Burglary31n/a422.4417.6314.2
Theft201n/a2,738.81,435.51,398.0
Vehicle theft37n/a504.2271.0246.0
Property crime269n/a (estimate)3,6652,1241,958

Key findings

  • Devils Lake crime rates are 72% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Devils Lake are 5% lower than the national average
  • In Devils Lake you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Devils Lake is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Devils Lake has increased by 1%

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The Devils Lake crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Devils Lake as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Devils Lake crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Devils Lake (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Devils Lake, per 100,000 residents. In Devils Lake, the total number of daily crimes is 1.64 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.72 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Devils Lake are 1.12 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.05 times less than the national average. For property crime, Devils Lake has a daily crime rate that is 1.73 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.87 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Devils Lake (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in North Dakota and all other cities across the US, is Devils Lake safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Devils Lake is safer than 4% of other cities in the state of North Dakota. In addition, Devils Lake is safer than 19% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all North Dakota and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Devils Lake. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Devils Lake is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Devils Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Devils Lake is 1 in 272
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Devils Lake is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Devils Lake is 1 in 25
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Devils Lake? In Devils Lake, ND you have a 1 in 272 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 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Devils Lake.

      Year Over Year Crime In Devils Lake (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Devils Lake is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Devils Lake has increased by 34% and the rate of property crime in Devils Lake has decreased by 1%. The total crime rate in Devils Lake has increased by 1% year to year.

      Devils Lake police department

      ItemDevils LakeNorth DakotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)18842558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 18 Devils Lake police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.5% less than the North Dakota average and 24.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in North Dakota

      StateTotal offendersNorth Dakota /100KNational /100K
      North Dakota1,982293266
      There are a total of 1,982 sex offenders in North Dakota. This yields a total of 293 sex offenders in North Dakota per 100,000 residents which is 10% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Totten, ND1,2851851,1921,377
      Crary, ND1084032,6023,005
      Devils Lake, ND7,2993683,6654,033

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Palmyra, NJ7,2991971,7151,912
      St. Louis, MI7,302138580718
      Nebraska City, NE7,3031782,4552,633
      Herkimer, NY7,2944531,7582,211
      Corbin, KY7,3061111,9612,072
      Devils Lake, ND7,2993683,6654,033
      Source: The Devils Lake, ND crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.