Reported Annual Crime In Aberdeen

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAberdeen/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime726n/a (estimate)2,5282,1332,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAberdeen/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.51.45.0
Rape33n/a114.969.642.6
Robbery4n/a13.929.786.2
Assault86n/a299.5304.0246.8
Violent crime124n/a (estimate)432405381
Burglary101n/a351.8291.4376.0
Theft466n/a1,623.01,264.51,594.6
Vehicle theft35n/a121.9172.7228.9
Property crime602n/a (estimate)2,0971,7292,200
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Aberdeen, SD. The total number of reported crimes in Aberdeen, SD is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Aberdeen, SD crime rate is 19% higher than the South Dakota average and is 2% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Aberdeen, SD has a violent crime rate that is 7% higher than the South Dakota average and 13% higher than the national average. For property crime, Aberdeen, SD is 21% higher than the South Dakota average and 5% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Aberdeen is 2% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.93 daily crimes that occur in Aberdeen.
  • Aberdeen is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Aberdeen you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Aberdeen has decreased by 5%.

Compare Aberdeen, SD Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Aberdeen (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Aberdeen, SD on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of South Dakota. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Aberdeen, SD (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to South Dakota state wide, are 1.19 times more than the state average and 1.02 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Aberdeen, SD on a daily bases are 1.07 times more than than South Dakota average and 1.13 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Aberdeen, SD are 1.21 times more than the daily state average and 1.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Aberdeen (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Aberdeen, SD compared to every other city in South Dakota as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Aberdeen, SD ranks safer than 45% of every city located within South Dakota along with 34% 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 Aberdeen, SD. As a result, Aberdeen, SD is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 232
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 48
The chance of being a victim of crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 40
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Aberdeen, SD? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Aberdeen, SD, you have a 1 in 232 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 48. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Aberdeen, SD is 1 in 40.

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

Determining whether Aberdeen, SD is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Aberdeen, SD has decreased by 8% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Aberdeen, SD has decreased by 5% 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, SD4543691,5761,946
Columbia, SD1494722,0142,486
Westport, SD1235302,2622,792
Bath, SD2425442,3212,865
Aberdeen, SD27,7834322,0972,528

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sahuarita, AZ27,7801271,1641,291
Benicia, CA27,7801191,3391,458
Melrose, MA27,78753511564
Saugus, MA27,7732321,3001,531
Shaker Heights, OH27,7731219401,061
Aberdeen, SD27,7834322,0972,528
Source: The Aberdeen, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.
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