Safest Places to Live in North Dakota 2021

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Last Update: July 1, 2021 Living

Located in the United States Midwestern region, North Dakota is bordered by Montana, its sister South Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada. It is one of the northernmost states in the contiguous part of the country.

It is the 4th least populous state, with slightly under 780,000 residents. The state’s capital is Bismarck, while the largest city is Fargo, which is home to around 120,000 people.

North Dakota was admitted into the Union in 1889. In the 21st century, it saw great economic development, mainly thanks to oil extraction.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those with a population under 3,000 were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in North Dakota 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Lincoln 3 986 3 0,75
2 Beulah 3 200 4 1,25
3 West Fargo 38 171 55 1,44
4 Grafton 4 144 6 1,45
5 Wahpeton 7 752 15 1,93
6 Dickinson 23 428 52 2,22
7 Jamestown 15 198 37 2,43
8 Minot 48 185 130 2,70
9 Devils Lake 7 294 20 2,74
10 Valley City 6 351 18 2,83

Crime Score in All Cities in North Dakota 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of North Dakota cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Medora 130 0 0,00
2 Powers Lake 279 0 0,00
3 Fessenden 442 0 0,00
4 Emerado 456 0 0,00
5 Rolette 599 0 0,00
6 Ray 866 0 0,00
7 Kenmare 1 010 0 0,00
8 Thompson 1 021 0 0,00
9 Ellendale 1 223 0 0,00
10 Cavalier 1 253 0 0,00
11 Surrey 1 445 0 0,00
12 Bowman 1 604 0 0,00
13 Harvey 1 683 0 0,00
14 New Town 2 621 0 0,00
15 Rugby 2 661 1 0,38
16 Hazen 2 321 1 0,43
17 Carrington 1 980 1 0,51
18 Stanley 2 813 2 0,71
19 Belfield 1 028 1 0,97
20 Lisbon 2 036 2 0,98
21 Northwood 904 1 1,11
22 Napoleon 763 1 1,31
23 Oakes 1 694 3 1,77
24 Tioga 1 639 3 1,83
25 Berthold 497 1 2,01
26 Wishek 921 2 2,17
27 Killdeer 1 213 3 2,47
28 Burlington 1 233 5 4,06
29 Steele 709 4 5,64

3,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Lincoln 3 986 3 0,75
2 Beulah 3 200 4 1,25
3 Grafton 4 144 6 1,45
4 Wahpeton 7 752 15 1,93
5 Dickinson 23 428 52 2,22
6 Jamestown 15 198 37 2,43
7 Devils Lake 7 294 20 2,74
8 Valley City 6 351 18 2,83
9 Mandan 23 012 85 3,69
10 Williston 28 966 133 4,59
11 Watford City 8 488 42 4,95

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 West Fargo 38 171 55 1,44
2 Minot 48 185 130 2,70
3 Grand Forks 57 459 166 2,89
4 Bismarck 74 705 228 3,05
5 Fargo 127 423 574 4,50

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?How safe do you feel?

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