Bismarck, ND Arrest Records

Bismarck, ND is among the safest cities in the USA with 2.89 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 31st safest city in North Dakota among the 33 cities.
Bismarck, ND property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 33.75 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 1,715 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 125.96% compared to 2015.

Bismarck Crime Rate

Total arrests in Bismarck 2016 increased by 161.09% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 104 to 212 while non-violent crime increased by 167.53% from 924 to 2,472.

5 Crimes In Bismarck, ND in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,715
Burglary 468
Motor vehicle theft 289
Aggravated assault 146
Legacy rape 35

Other Cities in North Dakota with the Most Arrests

Among the 33 cities in state the most dangerous is Fargo with 467 violent crimes that’s 33.52% of total of 1,393. Devils Lake has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 30 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Devils Lake 43.41
Mandan 38.66
Bismarck 36.64
Fargo 35.56
Jamestown 34.64

Safest Cities in North Dakota

Are you planning a move to North Dakota? Here are the safest cities in North Dakota with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Bismarck is 1 out of 360 up by 0.03% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Stanley and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Napoleon.

City Arrests
Napoleon 2.55
Stanley 4.22
Ray 5.26
Ellendale 5.46
Surrey 6.16

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Bismarck increased by 103.85% from 2015 and increased by 27.71% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 166 to 212. In 2016 violent crime rate in Bismarck was 38.32% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.289%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Bismarck increased by 167.53% from 2015 and increased by 32.55% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,865 to 2,472. In 2016 property crime rate in Bismarck was 18.73% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.375%.

How Bismarck stands up against other cities

Bismarck vs. Minot

You’ll be in more risk in Bismarck compared to Minot that had 19.56% lower crime rate compared to Bismarck according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0273 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0195 in Minot city.
Larceny rates of 23.4136 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 16.6585 in Minot.

Bismarck vs. West Fargo

You’ll be in more risk in Bismarck compared to West Fargo that had 57.2% lower crime rate compared to Bismarck according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0273 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0283 in West Fargo city.
Arson rates of 0.0819 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1695 in West Fargo.

Names with the most arrests in Bismarck

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 40.62% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bismarck is 0.11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 10.04 daily crimes that occur in Bismarck.
  • Bismarck is more violent than Minot.
  • In Bismarck you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Bismarck have increased by 161.09%.