By the Numbers (04)


Date: February 13, 2017

Agency: North Dakota Joint Information Center

Contact: Morton County PIO (701) 595-3596 or (701) 426-1587

BISMARCK, ND – A snapshot of resources and costs diverted from normal operations to support State and Local response to ensure public safety and law and order in Morton County and the Bismarck region due to protest events and related illegal activity since August 10, 2016.

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Days of Response Support
Hours of Response Support
State and Local Cost to Taxpayers (estimated as of Feb. 10, 2017) $32.9M
Personnel (Salaries, EMAC) $25M
Personnel Support (Travel and per diem, lodging) $3.6M
Equipment/Supplies (Cold weather gear, radios, gas) $4.3M
In State Agencies Providing Support 102
States Providing Support1 9
Out of State Agencies Providing Support 33
Number of Arrests 705
Number of Protesters Arrested 620
Percent of Arrestees from Out of State 92%
Number of Arrestees with Prior Criminal Records2 212
Number of Arrestees with History of Violence3 33
Number of Arrestees with a history of theft, robbery, or burglary 40
Number of Arrestees with a history of DUI of alcohol or drugs 28
Number of Arrestees previously cited/arrested for drug possession 41
  1. Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  2. Total of 1,396 previous citations and charges for illegal activity (as of Feb. 10, 2017).
  3. Includes domestic violence and child abuse.

Sources: North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, Morton County Sheriff’s Department