Reported Annual Crime In Brookings

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrookings/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime409n/a (estimate)1,7062,3992,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrookings/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.15.3
Rape12n/a50.158.840.4
Robbery1n/a4.231.4102.8
Assault22n/a91.8325.0248.5
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)146418386
Burglary44n/a183.6346.6468.9
Theft294n/a1,226.51,460.41,745.0
Vehicle theft36n/a150.2173.6236.9
Property crime374n/a (estimate)1,5601,9812,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Brookings, SD for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Brookings, 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 Brookings, SD crime rates are 29% lower than in comparison to the South Dakota mean and are 40% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Brookings, SD has a rate that is 65% lower than the South Dakota average; compared to the United States, it is 62% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Brookings, SD is 21% lower than its state's mean, and 36% lower than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Volga, SD2,259162768930
Aurora, SD7044352,0612,496
White, SD4765112,4242,935
Bruce, SD1825172,4522,969
Nunda, SD525532,6223,176
Sinai, SD1695782,7413,320
Bushnell, SD925822,7603,343
Brookings, SD22,6451461,5601,706

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Brookings is 40% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.67 daily crimes that occur in Brookings.
  • Brookings is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Brookings you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Brookings has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Brookings (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Brookings, 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 Brookings, SD the total number of daily crimes is 1.41 times less than the South Dakota average and 1.66 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Brookings, SD is 2.87 times less than the South Dakota average and 2.65 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Brookings, SD has a daily crime rate that is 1.27 times less than the South Dakota average and 1.57 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Brookings (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Brookings, SD in comparison to other notable cities in the state of South Dakota as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Brookings, SD to other cities in the state and across the country, Brookings, SD is 47% safer than other cities of South Dakota and 63% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in South Dakota cities and all around the United States, Brookings, SD has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Brookings, SD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brookings

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brookings is 1 in 685
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brookings is 1 in 65
The chance of being a victim of crime in Brookings is 1 in 59
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Brookings, SD? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Brookings, SD, then there is a 1 in 685 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 65. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 59 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Brookings, SD.

Year Over Year Crime In Brookings (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Brookings, SD is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Brookings, SD has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 38% in Brookings, SD, while property crimes in Brookings, SD have decreased by 6%. Crimes in total for Brookings, SD have decreased by 4% year over year.

Brookings police department

ItemBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)43995556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 43 Brookings police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.2% less than the South Dakota average and 41.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Granite Bay, CA22,6461871,0721,259
Estero, FL22,6491811,1291,309
Hialeah Gardens, FL22,6601602,3842,544
Ewa Gentry, HI22,6633503,3903,739
Lisle, IL22,62639915954
Brookings, SD22,6451461,5601,706
Source: The Brookings, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.