Rapid City, SD Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Rapid City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRapid City/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,027n/a (estimate)4,2992,2313,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRapid City/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a325
Rape63n/a895925
Robbery48n/a6819109
Assault285n/a405236229
Violent crime398n/a (estimate)565317368
Burglary578n/a821399610
Theft1,902n/a2,7011,4051,899
Vehicle theft149n/a212111221
Property crime2,629n/a (estimate)3,7341,9152,731

When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Rapid City, SD. All reported Rapid City, SD crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Rapid City, SD overall crime rate is 92% higher than in comparison to the South Dakota average; and is also 38% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Rapid City, SD, the rate is 78% higher than compared to the South Dakota average, and 53% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Rapid City, SD comes in at 95% higher than to the average seen in South Dakota, and 36% higher than the overall national average.

The overall crime rate in Rapid City is 38% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 11.78 daily crimes that occur in Rapid City.
Rapid City is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
In Rapid City you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Rapid City has decreased by 24%.

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Daily Crime In Rapid City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Rapid City, SD is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for South Dakota and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Rapid City, SD are 1.93 times more than than the South Dakota average and 1.39 times more than than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Rapid City, SD are 1.79 times more than than South Dakota and 1.54 times more than than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Rapid City, SD are 1.95 times more than than South Dakota and 1.37 times more than than the national average.

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How Safe is Rapid City (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Rapid City, 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 Rapid City, SD to other cities in the state and across the country, Rapid City, SD is 3% safer than other cities of South Dakota and 13% 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, Rapid City, SD has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Rapid City, SD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rapid City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rapid City is 1 in 177
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rapid City is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Rapid City is 1 in 24

Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Rapid City, SD? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Rapid City, SD, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 177. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 27 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Rapid City, SD is 1 in 24.

Year Over Year Crime In Rapid City (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Rapid City, SD is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Rapid City, SD has decreased by 6% and the rate of property crime in Rapid City, SD has decreased by 26%. The total crime rate in Rapid City, SD has decreased by 24% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Summerset, SD2,10452052
Colonial Pine Hills, SD2,63323169192
Blackhawk, SD2,61051378429
Johnson Siding, SD64559436494
Rapid Valley, SD8,2801279411,067
Rapid City, SD68,0605653,7344,299

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Perris, CA68,0843342,8243,158
Mount Pleasant, SC67,9631601,9512,111
Gulfport, MS68,1582164,8675,083
Waterloo, IA68,2483682,7263,094
Santa Fe, NM68,2982551,5191,774
Rapid City, SD68,0605653,7344,299

Rapid City police department

ItemRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)142995504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3

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.

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.