Problem

For decades, criminals have had a better chance of getting away with a crime than getting caught. As a result, victims are left in the aftermath without justice.

Problems-Unsolved Crime and the Crime Rate

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report shows the majority of crimes remain unsolved.

Three points further compound the problem:

  • Incomplete data – There are holes in federal, state, and local data collection, making the problem difficult to dissect.
  • Trends – Although the information collected is incomplete, the trend indicates that with complete data the problem likely becomes more substantial.
  • Different solutions – Decades have passed with little advancement to solve the problem.

Our guiding values lay the groundwork for Our Solution.

Crime Rates in Fargo, ND

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report shows slightly more solved crimes in Fargo, ND, than the national average. Still, with a crime rate of 34 per one thousand residents, Fargo has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities, making this area a prime location for Proven Justice.

Fargo’s local law enforcement does an outstanding job of keeping pace with the national average of solved cases, even with 1.4 officers per 1,000 citizens compared to the national average of 2.4 officers. Unfortunately, 69% of Fargo’s crimes are still unsolved. Learn more about the Fargo PD and their police work.

Crime Rates in Fargo North Dakota

Why is Crime Rising

Awareness is essential for a safe community. Therefore, education about the problem is critical.

The community will take no action without awareness. Lack of awareness and action brings criminal opportunity. Increased criminal opportunity results in higher crime rates.

As opportunities for crime grow, investigative personnel get outpaced quickly. The outpacing is not due to a lack of law enforcement response but rather due to a lack of community awareness.

Proven Justice deals with the problem through four sequential actions. 

  1. Community Support
  2. Funding
  3. Processes
  4. Human Capital

See Our Solution page to learn more.