Criminal activity reported in Traill County saw a sharp decline across the board in 2020, according to a statewide crime report released Wednesday by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

DUI arrests in the county dipped from 21 to 11, burglaries fell from 18 to 8 and adult arrests for a variety of criminal offenses dropped from 76 to 55 in 2020, the report indicated.

Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt attributed the decrease in drug offenses and property crimes outlined in Stenehjem’s statewide report partly to the global coronavirus pandemic.

“In general, there were fewer people out and about doing things last year,” Hunt said Wednesday.

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