Morton County Sheriff's Office releases 'By the Numbers' related to DAPL protests

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MANDAN, N.D.- Numbers released by the Morton County Sheriff's Office Monday show just how much policing Dakota Access pipeline protests is costing tax payers.

Since August, the Morton County Sheriffs Department says policing efforts at the protest site have totaled $22.3 million.


- Days of Response Support (since August 10, 2016): 153
- Hours of Response Support (as of January 9, 2017): 181,232
- State and Local Cost to Taxpayers (estimated as of Jan 4, 2017): $22.3 M
- In State Agencies Providing Support: 91
- States Providing Support1: 9
- Out of State Agencies Providing Support: 33
- Number of Arrests: 581
- Number of Protesters Arrested: 556
- Percent of Arrestees from Out of State: 94.5%
- Number of Arrestees with Prior Criminal Records2: 182
- Number of Arrestees with History of Violence3: 25
- Number of livestock killed/missing, injured4 (as of Jan 6, 2016): 10 / 32
- Number of poaching investigations tied to protest area5: 3
- Number of abandoned cars/structures on protest camp (estimated)6: 50 - 75