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Places With The Lowest Crime In South Dakota 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,674
76
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,101
78
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,292
75
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,711
70
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,696
64
  • Vermillion, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,778
73
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,129
68
  • Huron, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,149
63
  • Box Elder, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,126
62
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,629
62
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,176
69
  • Yankton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,585
72
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,026
68
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,783
72
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 167,884
  • I've been here in Sioux Falls for almost a decade and now know better. I'm getting out of this hole of a state due to the absolutely worst environment for anyone to be a good honest productive person.
65
  • Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,959
  • Pierre, South Dakota is located on the East river side of South Dakota and is more than a short drive from the usual attractions that a person thinks of in the South Dakota such as the Black Hills and
63
  • Mitchell, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,610
66
  • Rapid City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,441
  • While there is much to love about this city as the previous reviewer indicated, being able to afford attractions and the natural beauty is not possible for many of the residents who live here--probably

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in South Dakota. Finding the safest places to live in South Dakota can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in South Dakota with a population over 5,000.

The South Dakota cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in South Dakota? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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