By the Numbers (07)


Date: March 7, 2017

Agency: North Dakota Joint Information Center

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.

Days of Response Support 210
Hours of Response Support 331,721
State and Local Cost to Taxpayers (estimated as of March 6, 2017) $38.2M
  • Personnel (Salaries, EMAC)
  • Personnel Support (Travel and per diem, lodging)
  • Equipment/Supplies (Cold weather gear, radios, gas
In State Agencies Providing Support 106
Other States Providing Support2 10
Out of State Agencies Providing Support 34
Number of Arrests 761
Number of Protesters Arrested 709
Percent of Arrestees from Out of State 94%
Percent of Arrestees from North Dakota 6%
Number of Arrestees with Prior Criminal Records3 227
Number of Arrestees with History of Violence4 34
Number of Arrestees with a history of theft, robbery, or burglary 58
Number of Arrestees with a history of DUI of alcohol or drugs 36
Number of Arrestees previously cited/arrested for drug possession 41
  1. Numbers prior to March had a formula error. The above numbers represent the corrected data.
  2. Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  3. Total of 1,503 previous citations and charges for illegal activity (as of Mar. 1, 2017).
  4. Includes domestic violence and child abuse.

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