North Dakota December 24, 2016
Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In North Dakota After Dark
As far as safety goes, North Dakota is one of the safest states in the country. The average crime rate, according to the reported
FBI Crime Data, is consistently less than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of violent crime here is approximately 1 in 418. There are other types of crimes taken into consideration for the safety of cities, but for the sake of this list, we are only taking a look at the chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in each city. These are the top 10 most dangerous cities in that regard:
10. Grand Forks
Starting off the list is Grand Forks, the third largest city in North Dakota. The population is 53,625 and the violent crime rate has risen since 2011.
Mandan comes in at 9th. There were 57 incidences of violent crime among the 19,168 residents in 2013 and the chance of being a victim of it has risen in recent years.
The state capital and second biggest city, Bismarck, ranks 8th. You have a 1 in 684 chance of being a victim of violent crimes such as aggravated assault, armed robbery, or murder.
Dickinson ranks 7th. With a population of 20,347, there is a crime rate with the chance of being a victim at 1 in 528.
6. Devils Lake
Devils Lake has a population of 7,260. The chances of being a victim of violent crime here is about 1 in 387.
North Dakota's biggest city of Fargo is the only city in the state with a population over 100,000. The probability you may become a victim of violent crime here is about 1 in 286, which is equivalent to approximately 4 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
Williston just barely ranks above Fargo in danger with a violent crime chance being a close 1 in 284. This is out of a population of about 19,949.
Third places goes to Grafton, North Dakota. The chances of you getting caught up in aggravated assault, murder, armed robbery, or similar violent crimes is 1 in 250.
2. Watford City
Watford City comes second. The population is only around 2,793, yet there still is a 1 in 233 chance of being a victim of violent crime.
Tioga is the smallest city on this list at only 1,247, but still has the highest rate of violent crimes. The chances of being a victim is 1 in 208 according to the FBI Crime data, making it one of the most dangerous cities in North Dakota.
On the other end of the spectrum, here are the
10 safest cities in North Dakota.