The 10 Safest North Dakota Cities/Towns To Live In For 2023
In general, North Dakota is a pretty safe to live in.
Even in our biggest cities, I would feel comfortable walking around just about anywhere. According to safewise, the study suggests that only 33% of responders are worried about crime in North Dakota. Those are pretty comfortable numbers in my book.
Violent crime is going down in North Dakota (more good news).
We only have 2.6 incidents per 1,000 people compared to 3.3 last year, according to the article. The only fly in the ointment is that the property crime rate is on the rise. Increasing from 21.2 to 21.9 (not a big jump).
Our violent crime rate is also lower than the violent crime rate in our West North Central region (3.9 per 1,000 people). We did however trend just above the region's property crime rate average (20.3).
So, without further ado, these are the 10 North Dakota Safest Cities/Towns to live in for 2023.
10. Grafton, North Dakota
Grafton has a population of 4,022.
9. Lincoln, North Dakota
Lincoln has a population of 4,052.
8. Lisbon, North Dakota
Lisbon has a population of 2,002.
7. Beulah, North Dakota
Beulah has a population of 3,129.
6. Rugby, North Dakota
Rugby has a population of 2,538.
5. New Town, North Dakota
New Town has a population of 2,706.
4. Carrington, North Dakota
Carrington has a population of 1,940.
3. Stanley, North Dakota
Stanley has a population of 2,322.
2 Hazen, North Dakota
Hazen has a population of 2,322.
1. Oakes, North Dakota
Oakes has a population of 1,639.
A closer look at the Top 10 Safest Cities:
According to the article, no city in the top 10 reported a murder. Eight of the top 10 reported no rapes. All but one reported zero robberies. Overall, the safest cities have 75% less violent crime and 73% less property crime than the rest of North Dakota.
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