Sheriff Scott Busching
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North Dakota oil boomtown: 'I enjoy jailing bad guys'

The oil boom has been a blessing and a curse to the North Dakota city of Williston - crime is surging, women are afraid to walk the streets alone and homeless jobseekers sleep rough in sub-zero temperatures.

Williams County Sheriff Scott Busching says the number of fatal road collisions, drug arrests, physical and sexual assaults have all surged.

He told the BBC: "It can be just as busy on a Tuesday afternoon as it is on a Friday night. It's going all the time. This place hums."

Produced by the BBC's Anna Bressanin

  • 11 Mar 2014
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