Reported Annual Crime In Sioux Falls

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSioux Falls/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,460n/a (estimate)3,6882,3992,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSioux Falls/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a3.43.15.3
Rape142n/a81.158.840.4
Robbery121n/a69.131.4102.8
Assault628n/a358.5325.0248.5
Violent crime897n/a (estimate)512418386
Burglary869n/a496.1346.6468.9
Theft4,076n/a2,327.11,460.41,745.0
Vehicle theft618n/a352.8173.6236.9
Property crime5,563n/a (estimate)3,1761,9812,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Sioux Falls, SD. These figures on reported criminal activity in Sioux Falls, SD, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Sioux Falls, SD is 54% higher than the average of the whole of the state of South Dakota, and when compared with the national average, is 30% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Sioux Falls, SD has 22% higher than violent crime rate than South Dakota average, while remaining 33% higher than the national average. In property crime, Sioux Falls, SD is 60% higher than the average of South Dakota and is 30% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Worthing, SD937000
Brandon, SD9,3500378378
Lennox, SD2,15587391477
Crooks, SD1,547134635769
Garretson, SD1,305146694840
Hartford, SD2,781154730883
Larchwood, IA1,004110788898
Sioux Falls, SD160,9645123,1763,688

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sioux Falls is 30% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.1 daily crimes that occur in Sioux Falls.
  • Sioux Falls is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sioux Falls you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sioux Falls has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Sioux Falls (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sioux Falls, SD per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for South Dakota as well as national figures. In Sioux Falls, SD the total number of daily crimes is 1.54 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.30 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Sioux Falls, SD are 1.22 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.33 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Sioux Falls, SD has a daily crime rate that is 1.60 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.30 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Sioux Falls (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Sioux Falls, SD compared to every other city in South Dakota as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Sioux Falls, SD ranks safer than 15% of every city located within South Dakota along with 20% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in South Dakota and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Sioux Falls, SD. As a result, Sioux Falls, SD is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sioux Falls

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sioux Falls is 1 in 196
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sioux Falls is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sioux Falls is 1 in 28
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sioux Falls, SD? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Sioux Falls, SD you have a 1 in 196 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 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sioux Falls, SD.

Year Over Year Crime In Sioux Falls (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Sioux Falls, SD is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Sioux Falls, SD has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Sioux Falls, SD has decreased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sioux Falls, SD has decreased by 2% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Sioux Falls police department

ItemSioux FallsSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)264995556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
There are a total of 264 Sioux Falls police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.2% less than the South Dakota average and 49% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Peoria, AZ160,2312002,1222,322
Cape Coral, FL161,8041251,7151,840
Pembroke Pines, FL159,9202022,2172,419
Springfield, MO162,3331,3378,4679,805
Lancaster, CA159,0926812,1542,835
Sioux Falls, SD160,9645123,1763,688
Source: The Sioux Falls, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.