Reported Annual Crime In Yankton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleYankton/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime443n/a (estimate)3,0402,3262,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleYankton/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.74.9
Rape16n/a109.857.738.6
Robbery2n/a13.725.2101.9
Assault38n/a260.8296.6237.8
Violent crime56n/a (estimate)384383373
Burglary40n/a274.5344.8491.4
Theft330n/a2,264.51,459.81,775.4
Vehicle theft17n/a116.7138.4220.2
Property crime387n/a (estimate)2,6561,9432,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Yankton, SD. These figures on reported criminal activity in Yankton, 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 Yankton, SD is 31% higher than the average of the whole of the state of South Dakota, and when compared with the national average, is 6% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Yankton, SD has equal to violent crime rate than South Dakota average, while remaining 3% higher than the national average. In property crime, Yankton, SD is 37% higher than the average of South Dakota and is 7% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Yankton is 6% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.33 daily crimes that occur in Yankton.
  • Yankton is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Yankton you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Yankton has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Yankton (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Yankton, 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 Yankton, SD are 1.31 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.06 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Yankton, SD are 1.00 times more than than South Dakota and 1.03 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Yankton, SD are 1.37 times more than than South Dakota and 1.07 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Yankton (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Yankton, 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 Yankton, SD to other cities in the state and across the country, Yankton, SD is 19% safer than other cities of South Dakota and 29% 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, Yankton, SD has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Yankton, SD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Yankton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Yankton is 1 in 261
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Yankton is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Yankton is 1 in 33
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Yankton, SD? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Yankton, SD, then there is a 1 in 261 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 38. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 33 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Yankton, SD.

Year Over Year Crime In Yankton (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Yankton, SD is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Yankton, SD has increased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Yankton, SD has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Yankton, SD has decreased by 11% year over year.

Yankton police department

ItemYanktonSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)36995556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.23.3
There are a total of 36 Yankton police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.6% greater than the South Dakota average and 25.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Irene, SD531000
Gayville, SD3394732,3982,871
Volin, SD1525042,5543,058
Lesterville, SD1385092,5853,094
Tabor, SD3795112,5943,106
Yankton, SD14,5133842,6563,040

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oak Park, CA14,5121629971,160
Salida, CA14,5095573,4213,978
North Liberty, IA14,5033406861,026
Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ14,5013032,2402,543
Winder, GA14,4953773,4143,791
Yankton, SD14,5133842,6563,040
Source: The Yankton, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.