Reported Annual Crime In Belle Fourche

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelle Fourche/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime66n/a (estimate)1,1512,3262,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelle Fourche/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.74.9
Rape0n/a0.057.738.6
Robbery1n/a17.425.2101.9
Assault8n/a139.5296.6237.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)157383373
Burglary12n/a209.3344.8491.4
Theft43n/a750.01,459.81,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a34.9138.4220.2
Property crime57n/a (estimate)9941,9432,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Belle Fourche, SD for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Belle Fourche, SD is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Belle Fourche, SD crime rates are 51% lower than in comparison to the South Dakota mean and are 60% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Belle Fourche, SD has a rate that is 59% lower than the South Dakota average; compared to the United States, it is 58% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Belle Fourche, SD is 49% lower than its state's mean, and 60% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Belle Fourche is 60% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.15 daily crimes that occur in Belle Fourche.
  • Belle Fourche is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Belle Fourche you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Belle Fourche has decreased by 25%.

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Daily Crime In Belle Fourche (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Belle Fourche, SD per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for South Dakota and on a national level. In Belle Fourche, SD the total number of daily crimes is 2.02 times less than the South Dakota average and 2.48 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Belle Fourche, SD is 2.44 times less than the South Dakota average and 2.37 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Belle Fourche, SD has a daily crime rate that is 1.95 times less than the South Dakota average and 2.50 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Belle Fourche (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Belle Fourche, SD area in comparison to other South Dakota communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Belle Fourche, SD being safer than 39% of cities in South Dakota and 68% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking South Dakota cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Belle Fourche, SD. In conclusion, Belle Fourche, SD now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Belle Fourche

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Belle Fourche is 1 in 637
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Belle Fourche is 1 in 101
The chance of being a victim of crime in Belle Fourche is 1 in 87
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Belle Fourche, SD? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Belle Fourche, SD you have a 1 in 637 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Belle Fourche, SD.

Year Over Year Crime In Belle Fourche (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Belle Fourche, SD is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Belle Fourche, SD has decreased by 35%, while the property crime rate in Belle Fourche, SD has decreased by 23% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Belle Fourche, SD has decreased by 25% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Belle Fourche police department

ItemBelle FourcheSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12995556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.23.3
There are a total of 12 Belle Fourche police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.2% less than the South Dakota average and 36% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Spearfish, SD1,969105532636
Whitewood, SD899109543651
Spearfish, SD10,8361782,6012,780
Fruitdale, SD675242,6613,185
Belle Fourche, SD5,6771579941,151

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Belle Fourche, SD5,6771579941,151
Source: The Belle Fourche, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.