Fargo, ND Crime


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Fargo, ND has recently been experiencing a higher than average rate of violent crime, with a rate of 26.5 compared to the US average of 22.7. This includes crimes such as assault, robbery, and homicide. Additionally, Fargo has also seen a higher rate of property crime, with a rate of 43 compared to the US average of 35.4. These types of crimes include theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. Despite these concerning statistics, it is important to note that Fargo's overall crime rate is still lower than the national average. However, efforts are being made to address and reduce the crime rate in the city to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents, as well as to maintain its reputation as a safe and welcoming community.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Fargo violent crime is 26.5. (The US average is 22.7)
Fargo property crime is 43.0. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Fargo, ND Crime History
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Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000120.91.145.921.352.63102.53562515.8230.6
2001157.5070.417.969.33343.9405.62714.9223.5
2002138.6054.815.668.23512.3442.72847.1222.5
200384.504512.127.42504.3367.51929.5207.3
200449.11.1243.320.82289.2375.71735.5178
2005113.82.2461253.62569.5479.31857.1233.1
2006254.42.27620.9155.32949.9578.12125.1246.6
2007267.83.368.928.9166.73050.1588.92242.3218.9
2008293.905629.1208.93128.7475.92424.6228.2
2009322.92.157.636.22273396.66812453.4262.2
2010302.9044.135.1223.72772.5393.22211.8167.5
2011357.80.939.143.8273.92488.6394.11975.2119.3
2012358.81.862.841.9252.22581.7410.72029.8141.1
2013401.42.763.952.2282.62888.46312108149.4
2014354.43.569.265.7216.12629.5465.91991.6172
2015349.42.566.743.9236.32972.4562.12189.2221.1
2016385.32.565.256.1261.53170.3466.92443.6259.9
2017402.72.467.255.1277.93135.4480.42410.3244.7
2018417.9484.150.4279.43147.2556.42343.4247.4
2019450.53.987.161.2298.23121.9651.42163.7306.9

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
West Fargo, ND144.11,530.016,44542019
Moorhead, MN139.72,345.642,99942018
Dilworth, MN133.66,123.43,47562019
Barnesville, MN115.00.02,581242019
Hawley, MN45.0269.92,223242019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Sioux Falls, SD483.23,045.3158,3542292019
Rochester, MN214.81,881.3100,5892882019
Des Moines, IA712.04,090.5199,3903982019
Cedar Rapids, IA257.43,335.6121,1894222019
Green Bay, WI503.81,642.0102,1484562019

   Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.

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Grew up in Fargo/Northern MN area and was there 29 years. It’s cheap to live, tons of things to do in the summer. But 3-6 months of the year you more than likely will  More

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Grew up in south Minneapolis and headed 3 hours west to Fargo. Why did I want to leave the Twin Cities area? Found a great job. Nicer apartment for less money. Nice  More

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Not your typical North Dakota town. Fargo is on the Minnesota border and Cass County makes up 1/4 of the entire states population. It is the urban center and much more  More

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