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NCJ Number: 235632 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in North Dakota, 2009
Author(s): Colleen Weltz
Corporate Author: North Dakota Office of the Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: North Dakota Office of the Attorney General
Bismarck, ND 58502
Sale Source: North Dakota Office of the Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
PO Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents 2009 crime statistics for North Dakota.
Abstract: In 2009, a total of 12,822 crime Index offenses were reported by local law enforcement agencies, a 0.2-percent decline from the total of 12,850 reported in 2008. Crime Index offenses include murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft. The Index crime rate per 100,000 population for 2009 was 1,981.8. The Index crime rate for 2008 was 2,003.1 per 100,000 population, a 1.1-percent decrease in the crime rate. The total number of reported violent Index crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) was 1,118, an 8.0-percent increase from the 1,035 reported in 2008. Violent crime accounted for 8.7 percent of total Index crimes reported in 2009. Collectively, property crimes (burglary, larceny/theft, and motor-vehicle theft) decreased 0.9 percent from 11,815 reported in 2008 to 11,704 reported in 2009. Property crime accounted for 91.3 percent of total crime Index offenses reported in 2009. Just over $11.7 million worth of property was reported stolen in 2009, with 30.9 percent of that amount reported as recovered by law enforcement officials. North Dakota law enforcement agencies reported 28,925 arrests in 2009, compared with 29,334 arrests reported in 2008. In 2009, arrests of juveniles accounted for 21.2 percent of the total arrests. Juvenile arrests were 35.9 percent of the total arrests for crime Index offenses. The number of reported arrests in 2009 for driving while intoxicated (DUI) increased to 5,819 from 5,815 reported in 2008. Arrests for drug offenses decreased 4.4 percent from 2,158 to 2,063 in 2009. Extensive tables and figures
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; North Dakota; Offense statistics; Police statistics; Property crime statistics; Violent crime statistics
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