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South Dakota Crime Statistics and Rates Report (SD)

South Dakota crime statistics indicate a total upward trend in crime based on data from 17 years when violent crime was increasing and property crime was increasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in South Dakota for 2021 is expected to be higher than in 2016 when the state violent crime rate was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 5.37% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 19.18%.

Property and Violent Crime

South Dakota Property Crime
South Dakota Violent Crime
2016 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,813
Larceny and Theft12,639
Motor Vehicle Theft1,502
Murder and Manslaughter27
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)20,762
Property Crime17,141
Violent Crime3,621

State versus National Crime Comparison

South Dakota Property Crime vs. National Comparison

South Dakota Violent Crime vs. National Comparison

South Dakota crime rates by city (Large cities)

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