Rapid City, SD Crime Rates & Statistics

Rapid City crime information

StatisticRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Violent crime565317368
Property crime3,7341,9152,731
Total crime index4,2992,2313,099
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  • The Rapid City crime index is 92% higher than the South Dakota average and and the South Dakota crime index is 27% lower than the National average.
  • The Rapid City violent crime rate is 78% higher than the South Dakota average and and the South Dakota violent crime rate is 13% lower than the National average.
  • The Rapid City property crime rate is 95% higher than the South Dakota average and and the South Dakota property crime rate is 29% lower than the National average.

Rapid City police department

ItemRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)142995504,711
Police officers /1000 residents2.02.23.3
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There are a total of 142 Rapid City police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9% less than the South Dakota average and 37.9% less than the National average.

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  • Rapid City is safer than 8.6% 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 24.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Rapid City is 1 in 177.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Rapid City is 1 in 27.

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Rapid City violent crime breakdown

CrimeRapid CityRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Murder2325
Rape63895925
Robbery486819109
Assault285405236229

Rapid City property crime breakdown

CrimeRapid CityRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Burglary578821399610
Theft1,9022,7011,4051,899
Vehichle theft149212111221

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

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