The per-capita crime rate in North Dakota jumped nearly ten percent in 2015, according to a new report released on Thursday (8/25).

According to The Grand Forks Herald, the crime rate spiked to 9.8 percent in 2015, more than double what it was the previous year. These statistics are based on the state's estimated population of more than 750,000.

There were more then 48,000 Group A offenses in the state of North Dakota in 2015, which was a more than 12 percent increase over 2014. Group A offenses include serious offenses like homicide, kidnapping, and robbery.

As Group A offenses increased, so did drug offenses, which rose nearly 10 percent. DUI offenses, on the other hand, dropped more than 7 percent.

Total arrests by law enforcement in the state of North Dakota increased four percent in 2015, with more than 1,200 arrests taking place.

For more complete details from the report, visit The Grand Forks Herald HERE.

You can also read the entire report on Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's website HERE.

[Grand Forks Herald]