North Dakota, nicknamed the Peace Garden State as well as Roughrider State, has a total population of 757,953 (as of 2016). While Bismarck is the capital city of the state, the largest city is Fargo, with a population of 105,549.
In 2014, North Dakota was ranked as the best-run US state by 24/7 Wall Street, a financial news organization.
The largest city Fargo has the most crime in North Dakota. Having said this, Fargo is actually a safer place compared to other dangerous cities in the country as a whole. There are only 249.3 incidents per 100,000 people in Fargo, which is slightly more than the crime rate in the safe city of Bismarck. North Dakota is also one of the safest US states. It’s the 10th lowest, with a crime rate of 239.4 per 100,000 residents.
Keeping up the good news, the state’s unemployment rate is also one of the lowest at 2,6% (as of 2014), the same rate for Fargo is 2,5%. The city poverty rate is 11.1%.
The capital city Bismarck and West Fargo are the safest cities. Capital punishment was abolished in North Dakota in 1973.
The County Sheriff’s office in each county is in charge of handling, managing and sharing inmate information, including mugshots. You should send a formal request, call, or visit the office to obtain records.
However, a sex offender registry covering the whole state is available online and is run by the North Dakota Attorney General.