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Devils Lake, ND crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 41 per one thousand residents, Devils Lake has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within North Dakota, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Devils Lake.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 7,192, Devils Lake has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Devils Lake does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Devils Lake.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Devils Lake does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Devils Lake.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Devils Lake occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Devils Lake; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 266. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Devils Lake is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Devils Lake, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Devils Lake has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Devils Lake is one in 194.

Devils Lake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Devils Lake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

269

296

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.75

37.40

41.16

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.75
3.23
National Median: 4
    Devils Lake
    North Dakota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 266

in Devils Lake

1 in 309

in North Dakota

Devils Lake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,192
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 2 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.11 0.28 2.36

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
37.4
20.87
National Median: 19
    Devils Lake
    North Dakota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Devils Lake

1 in 48

in North Dakota

Devils Lake Property CRIMES

Population: 7,192
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 31 201 37
Rate per 1,000 4.31 27.95 5.14

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Devils Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
45
18
National Median: 26.9
    Devils Lake
    North Dakota

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