Reported Annual Crime In Brookings

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrookings/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime351n/a (estimate)1,4512,3102,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrookings/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.95.3
Rape8n/a33.168.441.7
Robbery0n/a0.027.498.0
Assault28n/a115.7335.0248.9
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)149434383
Burglary40n/a165.3311.3430.4
Theft248n/a1,024.91,405.91,694.4
Vehicle theft27n/a111.6159.0237.4
Property crime315n/a (estimate)1,3021,8762,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Brookings, SD for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Brookings, SD is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Brookings, SD crime rates are 37% lower than in comparison to the South Dakota mean and are 47% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Brookings, SD has a rate that is 66% lower than the South Dakota average; compared to the United States, it is 61% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Brookings, SD is 31% lower than its state's mean, and 45% lower than the country's average.

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

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  • The overall crime rate in Brookings is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.97 daily crimes that occur in Brookings.
  • Brookings is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Brookings you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Brookings has decreased by 18%.

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Daily Crime In Brookings (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Brookings, SD per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for South Dakota and on a national level. In Brookings, SD the total number of daily crimes is 1.59 times less than the South Dakota average and 1.89 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Brookings, SD is 2.91 times less than the South Dakota average and 2.57 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Brookings, SD has a daily crime rate that is 1.44 times less than the South Dakota average and 1.81 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Brookings (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Brookings, 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 Brookings, SD to other cities in the state and across the country, Brookings, SD is 69% safer than other cities of South Dakota and 66% 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, Brookings, SD has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Brookings, SD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brookings

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brookings is 1 in 673
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brookings is 1 in 77
The chance of being a victim of crime in Brookings is 1 in 69
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Brookings, 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 Brookings, SD, then there is a 1 in 673 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 77. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 69 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Brookings, SD.

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

The year over year crime rate for Brookings, SD is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Brookings, SD has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 41% in Brookings, SD, while property crimes in Brookings, SD have decreased by 22%. Crimes in total for Brookings, SD have decreased by 18% year over year.

Brookings police department

ItemBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)43995558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 43 Brookings police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.2% less than the South Dakota average and 41.2% 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
Volga, SD1,883155671826
Aurora, SD6954571,9742,430
White, SD4965212,2532,774
Bushnell, SD915762,4903,066
Nunda, SD615782,4993,077
Bruce, SD1565852,5313,116
Sinai, SD1016112,6423,253
Brookings, SD23,2921491,3021,451

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wilmington, MA23,310126736862
Vicksburg, MS23,3205275,9816,508
Bloomington, CA23,3227073,9334,640
Greenwood, SC23,2601,3557,2968,650
Copiague, NY23,3273941,6722,067
Brookings, SD23,2921491,3021,451
Source: The Brookings, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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