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Total crime 23%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 19%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAberdeen/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime825n/a (estimate)2,8952,4582,346
Murder1n/a3.54.56.5
Rape31n/a108.867.138.4
Robbery5n/a17.530.773.9
Assault122n/a428.2399.1279.7
Violent crime159n/a (estimate)558501388
Burglary151n/a529.9340.1314.2
Theft468n/a1,642.41,357.31,398.0
Vehicle theft47n/a164.9259.3246.0
Property crime666n/a (estimate)2,3371,9571,958

Key findings

  • Aberdeen crime rates are 23% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Aberdeen are 44% higher than the national average
  • In Aberdeen you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Aberdeen is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Aberdeen has increased by 6%

Aberdeen crime map

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The Aberdeen crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Aberdeen as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Aberdeen crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Aberdeen (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Aberdeen on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of South Dakota and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Aberdeen (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to South Dakota, are 1.18 times more than the state average and 1.23 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Aberdeen on a daily basis are 1.11 times more than than South Dakota average and 1.44 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Aberdeen are 1.19 times more than the daily state average and 1.19 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Aberdeen (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Aberdeen to every other city in South Dakota, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Aberdeen safe? The gauges above illustrate that Aberdeen is safer than 10% of every city located within South Dakota along with 17% 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. As a result, Aberdeen, SD is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Aberdeen

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 180
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 35
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Aberdeen? In Aberdeen, you have a 1 in 180 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 43. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Aberdeen, SD is 1 in 35.

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

      Determining whether Aberdeen is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Aberdeen violent crime rates have increased by 1%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for Aberdeen has increased by 6% in the same time frame.

      Aberdeen police department

      ItemAberdeenSouth DakotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)50995558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
      There are a total of 50 Aberdeen police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.7% less than the South Dakota average and 42.2% 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
      Warner, SD4544571,7842,241
      Columbia, SD1495842,2802,863
      Westport, SD1236552,5603,216
      Bath, SD2426732,6273,300
      Aberdeen, SD27,7835582,3372,895

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Benicia, CA27,780881,4101,498
      Sahuarita, AZ27,780112852964
      Melrose, MA27,78793472565
      Shaker Heights, OH27,773133799933
      Saugus, MA27,7732548281,081
      Aberdeen, SD27,7835582,3372,895
      Source: The Aberdeen, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.