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North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem released the state’s annual crime report Tuesday. Among the findings from 2012 to 2013:

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* North Dakota had 14 homicides in 2013, down from 20 in 2012. The state has averaged about 11 homicides per year over the past 20 years.

* Reports of violent crimes were up 7.4 percent last year, including a 7.9 percent increase in aggravated assaults and a 29 percent increase in robberies.

* Property crime, which includes burglary, larceny/theft and motor vehicle theft, increased by 5.3 percent.

* More than $33.3 million worth of property was reported stolen in 2013, 25 percent of that recovered by authorities.

* Drug offenses increased 19.5 percent, and the number of methamphetamine samples submitted to the state crime lab increased 52 percent.

* Arrests for DUI decreased by 3.2 percent, from 7,322 in 2012 to 7,086 last year, which Stenehjem said he hopes is because of stiffer DUI penalties approved last year.

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