North Dakota crime up 7.9 percent in 2012
By T.J. Jerke / Forum News Service
BISMARCK – The state’s top attorney on Tuesday unveiled 2012 statistics he said are “not a rosy report for crime in North Dakota.”
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem released the annual report his office compiled from 52 sheriff’s departments and 43 police departments from around the state that found the number of reported crimes increased 7.9 percent from 2011 to 2012. A total of 14,866 offenses were reported, up from 13,778 in 2011.
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