Grafton, ND
Crime Rates


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Grafton, ND crime analytics

The crime rate in Grafton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Grafton is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Grafton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Dakota, Grafton has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Grafton to other communities of similar population, then Grafton crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Grafton 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 Grafton 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 Grafton.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Grafton 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 Grafton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 250. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Grafton's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Grafton 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 Grafton is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Grafton has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Grafton is one in 386.

Grafton Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Grafton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Grafton 4.01
North Dakota 2.39
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 250

in Grafton

1 in 418

in North Dakota
Population: 4,243
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 0 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.18 0.00 2.83
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)

Grafton 30.87
North Dakota 21.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Grafton

1 in 47

in North Dakota
Grafton Property CRIMES
Population: 4,243
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 103 11
Rate per 1,000 4.01 24.28 2.59
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

Grafton Crimes Per Square Mile

Grafton 44
North Dakota 17

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