Violent crimes jump 12 percent in Fargo in 2016
Mar. 21, 2017
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An annual police report shows violent crimes were up in Fargo last year.
The Fargo Police Department report says homicides, sex crimes, robbery and assault in 2016 jumped 12 percent from 2015.
Overall, crime was up 3 percent in Fargo from the previous year.
KFGO-AM (http://bit.ly/2nOfqss ) reports the Narcotics Division saw a rise in the use of opioids. Detectives investigated 66 overdoses involving opioids last year. Thirteen resulted in deaths and of those, 15 people were indicted.
DUI arrests were down 19 percent. Police also cited more than 250 people for texting while driving and cited 101 truck drivers for weight violations, netting more than $93,000 in fines.
Fargo reported 69 robberies last year, up from 53 the year before.
Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com