North Dakota’s state law enforcement agency is the government entity in charge of criminal records for the state. They offer criminal records with arrest details to the general public. Individuals can request a name-based or fingerprint criminal record search. If someone needs to be fingerprinted, they suggest visiting the local law enforcement agency. To request reports, individuals will need the name and date of birth of the subject. They charge $15 per record, and it can be processed via mail. Normal response times are 7-10 business days.
Yes. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is the repository that keeps all records and disseminates them for public requests. People can only order a copy by mail using the form on their website, and they charge $15 per file. They suggest using fingerprints because name-based searches will not match up with anyone using an alias when arrested under a different name.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||16%|
|Black or African American||20%|
|Offenders w/ reported race||3,562|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||16%|
|Black or African American||12%|
|Victims w/ reported race||3,765|
North Dakota arrest records are pretty complete, and along with general information like name, address, phone, email, height, weight, gender, race, scars, tattoos, fingerprints and mug shots, they will also include details of their crimes. Additionally, reports contain arrests, date of arrests, the location of arrests, charges, sentencing, dispositions, pleas, fines, bail, bond, and the arresting officer’s information. Often the agency that arrested them, prison details, and vehicles involved will be included as well.
The crime rate has increased over the past decade in North Dakota, going from 668 crimes in 2006 to 1,493 by 3% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.
A peace officer may arrest someone with a valid arrest warrant. They may also arrest someone without a warrant at any time of day or night when in fresh pursuit of a suspect. If they have reasonable cause to suspect someone of committing a felony, misdemeanor or traffic violation, they can arrest them in those circumstances also. If any offense is committed in the presence of the peace officer, they also have the right to arrest that person.
Any peace officer in the state of North Dakota has the legal right to arrest you. Out of state officers can arrest someone when in fresh pursuit crossing state lines. Any federal agent such as DEA, FBI or homeland security agents can arrest someone when they commit a federal offense in the state of North Dakota. Any private person can arrest someone when they commit or attempt to commit an offense in their presence. Any person can perform a citizen’s arrest also if they know someone committed a crime even when not in their presence.
Many convictions and arrests will stay on someone’s North Dakota record forever. Some minor first-offense drug charges like possession of less than one ounce of marijuana may be removed if they apply two years after their conviction and they have no new crimes. If their conviction included DNA evidence, then they have to wait for one year, but then they can request that the DNA evidence be sealed. Although they cannot get a felony expunged, they might be able to apply to have it downgraded to a misdemeanor.
Yes. In some cases, some specific types of crimes and arrests can be expunged. However, offenders must apply to the agency that has the official documents such as the BCI or the court system. They will have to wait the specified period first then file a formal petition to have the records sealed, or expunged.
During 2017, 715 people were arrested for violent crimes. The majority of them were between the ages of 25-34. Four hundred thirty-three of them were white, 151 were black, 114 were American Indian, and three were Asian and the rest unknown.
Most of the violent crime offenders in North Dakota were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.
|Offenders w/ reported age||1,906|
|Victims w/ reported age||1,768|
Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in North Dakota were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was an acquaintance.
|Other Family Member||34|
The popular arrests for 2017 in North Dakota was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 12,865, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Arson arrests - with only 21 crimes a year.
|Arrest Type||Under 18||All ages||Total arrests|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||61||291||352|
|Forgery and Counterfeiting||5||156||161|
|Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing||26||311||337|
|Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc.||29||313||342|
|Prostitution and Commercialized Vice||2||38||40|
|Sex Offenses (except rape and prostitution)||42||120||162|
|Drug Abuse Violations||476||5,646||6,122|
|Offenses Against the Family and Children||171||654||825|
|Driving Under the Influence||37||6,318||6,355|
|All Other Offenses (except traffic)||1,093||11,772||12,865|
|Curfew and Loitering Law Violations||107||107||214|