5.) According to a 2011 U.S. Fire Administration report, you are 58 times more likely to be involved in an assault than you are to be injured in a home fire. Chances are that you have fire insurance on your home, right?
4.) According to a 2011 FBI Administration report, one out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
3.) The North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem commented on the state’s Uniform Crime Report from 2012, which was released on Tuesday, and said “was not a rosy one,” . Crime increased 7.9 percent in North Dakota in 2012 compared to 2011, and violent crime increased 7.2 percent. A record 243 rapes were reported in the state last year, up from 207 in 2011. The state’s 20 murders in 2013 was the highest number for a single year since 22 were reported in 1993.
2.) Chief among Stenehjem’s concerns for crime in the state are aggravated assaults, rapes, human trafficking and organized criminal enterprises (a.k.a. Gangs). Rapes increased 17 percent statewide from 2011 to 2012, while aggravated assaults increased 3 percent.
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