Rapid City, SD Crime Rates & Statistics

Rapid City crime information

StatisticRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Violent crime635322387
Property crime4,3032,0602,859
Total crime index4,9392,3823,246
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  • The Rapid City crime index is 107% higher than the South Dakota average and and the South Dakota crime index is 26% lower than the National average.
  • The Rapid City violent crime rate is 97% higher than the South Dakota average and and the South Dakota violent crime rate is 16% lower than the National average.
  • The Rapid City property crime rate is 108% higher than the South Dakota average and and the South Dakota property crime rate is 27% lower than the National average.

Rapid City police department

ItemRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Total police officers130907511,598
Police officers /1000 residents2.02.52.8
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There are a total of 130 Rapid City police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.2% less than the South Dakota average and 28.5% less than the National average.

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  • Rapid City is safer than 9% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Rapid City is less than 0% of the cities in South Dakota.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Rapid City is 1 in 21.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Rapid City is 1 in 158.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Rapid City is 1 in 24.

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Rapid City violent crime breakdown

CrimeRapid CityRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Murder3435
Rape991447027
Robbery578319113
Assault278404230242

Rapid City property crime breakdown

CrimeRapid CityRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Burglary560814391670
Theft2,2443,2621,5411,959
Vehichle theft156227128230

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota2,648327192

There are a total of 2,648 sex offenders in South Dakota. This yields a total of 327 sex offenders in South Dakota per 100,000 residents which is 70% greater than the national average.

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