West Fargo Police Department Shares 2021 Crime Statistics, Investigations,

(West Fargo, ND) – The West Fargo Police Department has released its 2021 Annual Report.

The report details the department’s accomplishments, as well as vital crime statistics and call numbers. The department says overall crime is down 8% from 2020 and property crime is down 10%. There has been a 4% increase in crimes against people in the city, but the number for 2021 is still lower than that for 2015 – 2019.

“Our department remains significantly below the six-year reported crime average,” West Fargo Police Chief Otterness said. “The continued decline in the overall crime rate would not be possible without the partnership between the community and members of the police department.”

The Public Security also puts forward several other information…

– 68 agents and 13 civilian staff were hired throughout 2021
– Red River Valley SWAT deployed 14 times. The Bomb Squad was called out a total of 21 times.
– There were 28,660 calls for service. This number is less than the total number of calls in each of the previous three years.
– The total number of DUIs, DUI denials and driving under suspensions is at its lowest in six years.
– A total of 920 files were reviewed and 584 investigations were assigned to officers. 62% of denunciations sent by the public lead to the closure of a file.
– The department seized 202.7 grams of methamphetamine, 7.22 grams of heroin, 2,721.07 grams of marijuana, 55.5 fentanyl tablets, 91.51 grams of mushrooms and $21,675.56 for collection and processing of evidence.

You can read the full report by clicking on here.