Fargo, ND
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Fargo, ND crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Fargo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Fargo is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Fargo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Dakota, Fargo has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Fargo to other communities of similar population, then Fargo crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Fargo does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fargo does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Fargo.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fargo occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Fargo; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 286. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fargo's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Fargo a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Fargo is one in 32.

Fargo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Fargo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

415

3,673

4,088

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.50

30.99

34.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fargo 3.50
North Dakota 2.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 286

in Fargo

1 in 418

in North Dakota

Fargo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 118,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 80 52 280
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.67 0.44 2.36

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fargo 30.99
North Dakota 21.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Fargo

1 in 47

in North Dakota

Fargo Property CRIMES

Population: 118,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 675 2,733 265
Rate per 1,000 5.70 23.06 2.24

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Fargo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fargo 84
North Dakota 17