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60%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
36%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
78%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMandan/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime916n/a (estimate)3,7142,2742,324
Murder1n/a4.13.56.3
Rape12n/a48.756.740.0
Robbery2n/a8.127.666.1
Assault43n/a174.3191.8268.2
Violent crime58n/a (estimate)235280370
Burglary132n/a535.2357.9269.8
Theft599n/a2,428.41,381.31,401.9
Vehicle theft127n/a514.9255.6282.7
Property crime858n/a (estimate)3,4781,9951,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Mandan, ND

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Mandan is 59.8% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 58 violent crimes reported in Mandan, equivalent to 235 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 36.4%. Additionally, Mandan recorded 858 property crimes, amounting to 3478 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 78%.

The occurrence of vehicle thefts has been increasing nationwide, and Mandan faces one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the United States. In the latest reported crime year, there were a reported 127 vehicle thefts, translating to 515 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Mandan in the bottom 10% among all cities, signifying that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The likelihood of experiencing a vehicle theft is 1 in 195.

Is Mandan a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Mandan a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Mandan crime rate is 60% higher than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 2.51 crimes per day - 0.16 violent crimes and 2.35 property crimes.

Has Crime in Mandan Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Mandan has decreased by 6.8% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Mandan is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 31.8%, while property crime has decreased by 4.5%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Mandan.

Potential Causes for Crime in Mandan

Mandan has a population density of 1663.2 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Mandan crime rates.

The median home price in Mandan is $222,500, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Mandan, the average monthly rent stands at $877, while the national average is $949 per month.

Mandan crime map



The Mandan crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Mandan as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Mandan crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Mandan crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Mandan crime rates are 60% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mandan are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Mandan you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mandan is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mandan has decreased by 12%

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        Daily Crime In Mandan (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Mandan for every 100,000 residents. The Mandan total amount of daily crime is 1.63 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.60 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Mandan, is 1.19 times less than the North Dakota average, and it is 1.57 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Mandan has a daily crime average that is 1.74 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.78 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Mandan (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in North Dakota and all other cities across the US, is Mandan safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Mandan is safer than 15% of other cities in the state of North Dakota. In addition, Mandan is safer than 29% 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 Mandan. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Mandan is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mandan

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mandan is 1 in 426
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mandan is 1 in 29
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Mandan is 1 in 27
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mandan? In Mandan, ND you have a 1 in 426 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 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mandan.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Mandan, North Dakota (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Mandan has decreased by 36%, the amount of property crime in Mandan has decreased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Mandan has decreased by 12% year over year.

        Mandan police department

        Item Mandan North Dakota National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)33842558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.63.3
        There are a total of 33 Mandan police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.8% less than the North Dakota average and 46.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in North Dakota

        State Total offenders North Dakota /100K National /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

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lincoln, ND4,140137524661
        Harmon, ND228113806919
        Bismarck, ND73,4353103,3633,673
        Mandan, ND22,4822353,4783,714

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        Christiansburg, VA22,4821842,3642,548
        Highland, IN22,479891,3361,426
        Dolton, IL22,4874292,5132,942
        Lennox, CA22,4767213,3804,101
        Hopewell, VA22,5005391,9622,501
        Mandan, ND22,4822353,4783,714
        Source: The Mandan, ND crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.