The Fargo Police Department submits single and multiple-offense incidents to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) through monthly electronic records. To maintain uniformity in reporting, the department counts various elements of an incident. Like the prior Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, NIBRS includes the categories of Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Property. NIBRS data are based on five basic units of count: incidents; offenses; victims; known offenders; and arrestees. NIBRS also collects the additional category of Crimes Against Society, which are those offenses that represent society's prohibitions against certain activities such as gambling or prostitution.
Data may fluctuate month to month depending on the evolution of a case resulting in a change of charges.
Shootings & Shots Fired Data
Shootings are incidents where a victim, or victims, sustain injuries due to the use of a firearm. Shots fired calls for service are incidents where gun shots were reported to dispatch by a citizen or the officer, and confirmed by the location of ammunition casings and/or damage to property, but did not result in reported injury to anyone.
The Fargo Police Department is committed to the safety of all motorists and pedestrians in the City of Fargo. In an effort to reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths, the FPD emphasizes the enforcement of speeding, racing, drunk driving, distracted driving, and red light and stop sign violations. The following report includes statistical information on moving violation summonses issued by Fargo Police Officers.