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Jamestown Sun
North Dakota crime statistics
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

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

* 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.