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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 19%
Property crime 77%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFargo/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,987n/a (estimate)3,9292,4532,346
Murder7n/a5.54.26.5
Rape107n/a84.351.738.4
Robbery61n/a48.119.773.9
Assault409n/a322.2253.4279.7
Violent crime584n/a (estimate)460329388
Burglary1,016n/a800.5417.6314.2
Theft2,922n/a2,302.11,435.51,398.0
Vehicle theft465n/a366.4271.0246.0
Property crime4,403n/a (estimate)3,4692,1241,958

Key findings

  • Fargo crime rates are 67% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fargo are 19% higher than the national average
  • In Fargo you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fargo is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fargo has increased by 10%

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The Fargo crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fargo 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 Fargo crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Fargo (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Fargo for every 100,000 residents. The Fargo total amount of daily crime is 1.60 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.67 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fargo, is 1.40 times more than the North Dakota average, and it is 1.19 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Fargo has a daily crime average that is 1.63 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.77 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Fargo (higher is better)

      How safe is Fargo, North Dakota compared to other cities in North Dakota and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fargo is safer than 0% of the cities in North Dakota and 15% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in North Dakota and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Fargo. Overall, Fargo 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 218
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fargo is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fargo is 1 in 26
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Fargo? In Fargo, ND you have a 1 in 218 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 29 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fargo.

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

      Determining whether Fargo is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Fargo violent crime rates have increased by 2%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 11% year over year. Total crimes for Fargo has increased by 10% in the same time frame.

      Fargo police department

      ItemFargoNorth DakotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)160842558,732
      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 55.2% 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
      Horace, ND2,55974478552
      Oxbow, ND395133858991
      Briarwood, ND54133858991
      Glyndon, MN1,2471168881,004
      Reile's Acres, ND5141479471,094
      Prairie Rose, ND841751,1281,302
      Frontier, ND1921921,2391,431
      Fargo, ND115,9504603,4693,929

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Peoria, IL115,9901,0443,7494,793
      Provo, UT115,7181151,5081,623
      El Monte, CA115,6653011,5341,835
      Springfield, IL116,7457774,4415,218
      Lansing, MI114,7731,4323,0054,437
      Fargo, ND115,9504603,4693,929
      Source: The Fargo, 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.