Rapid City, SD Crime Rates & Statistics

Rapid City crime information

StatisticRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Violent crime607322387
Property crime5,0802,0602,859
Total crime index5,6872,3823,246
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  • The Rapid City crime index is 138% 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 88% 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 146% 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 officers142995504,711
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 18.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Rapid City is 1 in 165.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Rapid City is 1 in 20.

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Rapid City violent crime breakdown

CrimeRapid CityRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Murder4635
Rape1111597027
Robbery557919113
Assault255364230242

Rapid City property crime breakdown

CrimeRapid CityRapid City /100KSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
Burglary591845391670
Theft2,7343,9071,5411,959
Vehichle theft230329128230

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

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