You wouldn't think North Dakota has one of the highest recorded crime rates, would you? It seems pretty safe here.

Unfortunately, if you thought that, you'd be wrong. North Dakota ranks among the top states with the highest crime rate.


A study was done by Simmrin Law Group; it analyzed the average number of recorded incidents between 2019 and 2021 per 100,000 people. They factored in the reported crimes with population size to come up with their findings.

Highest Crime Rate

Thankfully, North Dakota doesn't have the highest recorded crime rate. That honor goes to Arkansas. The state has an average of 6,207 incidents per 100,000 people.

Between 2019 and 2021, the state had a total of 562,385 crime incidents.

Tennessee followed Arkansas, taking the number two spot with an average of 6,005 crime incidents per 100,000 people. According to the source, it had 1,234,977 total crime incidents between 2019 and 2021. -- This, according to the source.

North Dakota

North Dakota, shockingly, ranks in the number 5 spots for highest recorded crime rates. The source claims we have an average of 5,216 crime incidents per 100,000 people.

I don't know about you, but I find this particularly surprising when we are going up against states like California and New York.

Keep in mind the study didn't specify as to what kind of crimes are being committed/the severity of the crimes.

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As always, thanks for reading. TTFN!

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