Lawyer Basic Wayne Stenehjem on June 9 launched the annual Crime Report detailing crime statistics for 2020. The report is compiled from info reported by native legislation enforcement businesses throughout the state.
“As in yearly, the crime statistics for 2020 present some encouraging information, together with one space of nice concern. The long-term price of a number of the most critical offenses has ticked up barely in some classes and down barely in others, however the development appears to be that the speed could also be reaching a plateau. The one space that causes nice concern is homicides. North Dakota skilled 32 homicides in 2020, which is by far the very best quantity since these stories have been first compiled in 1978, and doubtless ever within the state’s historical past. That quantity eclipsed final 12 months’s homicides of 26, which was a document then,” stated Stenehjem.
On the optimistic facet, Stenehjem famous that drug arrests in addition to driving below the affect arrests continued an encouraging long-term downward development.
Learn the Lawyer Basic’s Crime and Homicide Reports