Reported Annual Crime In Pierre

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePierre/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime591n/a (estimate)4,1772,3262,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePierre/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.74.9
Rape7n/a49.557.738.6
Robbery1n/a7.125.2101.9
Assault52n/a367.5296.6237.8
Violent crime60n/a (estimate)424383373
Burglary37n/a261.5344.8491.4
Theft468n/a3,307.41,459.81,775.4
Vehicle theft26n/a183.7138.4220.2
Property crime531n/a (estimate)3,7531,9432,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Pierre, SD is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Pierre, SD. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Pierre, SD averages 80% higher than the rest of South Dakota while the rate of crime on a national scale is 46% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Pierre, SD is 11% higher than the average rate of crime in South Dakota and 14% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 93% higher than the remainder of the state of South Dakota and 51% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Pierre, SD area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pierre is 46% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.44 daily crimes that occur in Pierre.
  • Pierre is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pierre you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pierre has increased by 21%.

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Daily Crime In Pierre (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Pierre, SD on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of South Dakota. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Pierre, SD (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to South Dakota state wide, are 1.80 times more than the state average and 1.46 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Pierre, SD on a daily bases are 1.11 times more than than South Dakota average and 1.14 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Pierre, SD are 1.93 times more than the daily state average and 1.51 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Pierre (higher is better)

How safe is Pierre, SD compared to other cities in South Dakota and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Pierre, SD is safer than 10% of the cities in South Dakota and 22% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in South Dakota and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Pierre, SD. Overall, Pierre, SD is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pierre

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pierre is 1 in 236
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pierre is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pierre is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Pierre, SD? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Pierre, SD you have a 1 in 236 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Pierre, SD.

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

A good indicator of whether Pierre, SD is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Pierre, SD has increased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Pierre, SD has increased by 21% year over year. The number of total crimes in Pierre, SD has increased by 21% year over year.

Pierre police department

ItemPierreSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)34995556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.23.3
There are a total of 34 Pierre police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.8% greater than the South Dakota average and 25.7% 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
Fort Pierre, SD2,322140712852
Cow Creek, SD415772,9273,504
Pierre, SD13,8854243,7534,177

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Sun Lakes, AZ13,8852341,7291,963
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Franklin Park, PA13,8827394401
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Pierre, SD13,8854243,7534,177
Source: The Pierre, 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.