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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 19%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilliston/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime841n/a (estimate)2,7092,4532,346
Murder2n/a6.44.26.5
Rape10n/a32.251.738.4
Robbery8n/a25.819.773.9
Assault96n/a309.2253.4279.7
Violent crime116n/a (estimate)374329388
Burglary99n/a318.9417.6314.2
Theft563n/a1,813.41,435.51,398.0
Vehicle theft63n/a202.9271.0246.0
Property crime725n/a (estimate)2,3352,1241,958

Key findings

  • Williston crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Williston are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Williston you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Williston is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Williston has decreased by 15%

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

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      Daily Crime In Williston (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Williston on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of North Dakota and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Williston (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to North Dakota, are 1.10 times more than the state average and 1.15 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Williston on a daily basis are 1.14 times more than than North Dakota average and 1.04 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Williston are 1.10 times more than the daily state average and 1.19 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Williston (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Williston to every other city in North Dakota, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Williston safe? The gauges above illustrate that Williston is safer than 13% of every city located within North Dakota along with 27% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in North Dakota and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Williston, ND is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Williston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Williston is 1 in 268
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Williston is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Williston is 1 in 37
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Williston, North Dakota? If you reside in Williston, then there is a 1 in 268 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 43. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Williston.

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

      A good indicator of whether Williston is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Williston has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Williston has decreased by 15% year over year. The number of total crimes in Williston has decreased by 15% year over year.

      Williston police department

      ItemWillistonNorth DakotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)44842558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.63.3
      There are a total of 44 Williston police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2% greater than the North Dakota average and 17.4% 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
      Epping, ND802461,5881,834
      Springbrook, ND712911,8812,172
      Williston, ND23,9023742,3352,709

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Centerville, OH23,899721,1831,255
      Fort Washington, MD23,8953761,5121,887
      Muscatine, IA23,9092631,7061,969
      North Haven, CT23,8881021,9592,060
      Corsicana, TX23,9237393,1233,862
      Williston, ND23,9023742,3352,709
      Source: The Williston, 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.