Grand Forks, ND
Crime Rates

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Grand Forks, ND crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Grand Forks is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Grand Forks is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Grand Forks is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Dakota, Grand Forks has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Grand Forks compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Grand Forks with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Grand Forks's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 377. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Grand Forks's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks is one in 38.

Grand Forks Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Grand Forks Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Grand Forks 2.65
North Dakota 2.81

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 377

in Grand Forks

1 in 356

in North Dakota


Population: 56,948
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 30 21 96
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.53 0.37 1.69


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Grand Forks 26.23
North Dakota 20.40

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Grand Forks

1 in 49

in North Dakota

Grand Forks Property CRIMES

Population: 56,948
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 221 1,147 126
Rate per 1,000 3.88 20.14 2.21

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Grand Forks Crimes Per Square Mile

Grand Forks 82
North Dakota 17