Fargo, ND Arrest Records

Fargo, ND is among the safest cities in the USA with 3.85 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 30th safest city in North Dakota among the 33 cities.
Fargo, ND property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 31.70 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 2,962 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 14.19% compared to 2015.

Fargo Crime Rate

Total arrests in Fargo 2016 increased by 9.5% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 414 to 467 while non-violent crime increased by 9.11% from 3,522 to 3,843.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 2,962
Burglary 566
Aggravated assault 317
Motor vehicle theft 315
Legacy rape 79

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 Fargo 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 Fargo increased by 12.8% from 2015 and increased by 21.61% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 384 to 467. In 2016 violent crime rate in Fargo was 17.9% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.385%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Fargo increased by 9.11% from 2015 and increased by 43.88% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 2,671 to 3,843. In 2016 property crime rate in Fargo was 11.54% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.17%.

How Fargo stands up against other cities

Fargo vs. Bismarck

You’ll be in more safety in Fargo compared to Bismarck that had 3.06% higher crime rate compared to Fargo according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Bismarck city.
Larceny rates of 24.4355 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 23.4136 in Bismarck.

Fargo vs. Minot

You’ll be in more risk in Fargo compared to Minot that had 17.1% lower crime rate compared to Fargo according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.5610 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.4486 in Minot city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.5986 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 4.1744 in Minot.

Names with the most arrests in Fargo

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 44.79% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fargo is 0.07% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 9.74 daily crimes that occur in Fargo.
  • Fargo is safer than Bismarck.
  • In Fargo you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Fargo have increased by 9.5%.