Reported Annual Crime In Rapid City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRapid City/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,352n/a (estimate)4,4702,3102,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRapid City/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a8.02.95.3
Rape101n/a134.768.441.7
Robbery68n/a90.727.498.0
Assault305n/a406.7335.0248.9
Violent crime480n/a (estimate)640434383
Burglary466n/a621.4311.3430.4
Theft2,102n/a2,803.21,405.91,694.4
Vehicle theft304n/a405.4159.0237.4
Property crime2,872n/a (estimate)3,8301,8762,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Rapid City, SD. All reported Rapid City, SD crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Rapid City, SD overall crime rate is 94% higher than in comparison to the South Dakota average; and is also 63% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Rapid City, SD, the rate is 48% higher than compared to the South Dakota average, and 67% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Rapid City, SD comes in at 104% higher than to the average seen in South Dakota, and 62% higher than the overall national average.
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The Rapid City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Rapid City 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 Rapid City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Rapid City is 63% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.25 daily crimes that occur in Rapid City.
  • Rapid City is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Rapid City you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Rapid City has decreased by 2%.

Compare Rapid City, SD Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Rapid City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Rapid City, 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 Rapid City, SD are 1.94 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.63 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Rapid City, SD are 1.48 times more than than South Dakota and 1.67 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Rapid City, SD are 2.04 times more than than South Dakota and 1.62 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Rapid City (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Rapid City, 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 Rapid City, SD to other cities in the state and across the country, Rapid City, SD is 6% safer than other cities of South Dakota and 10% 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, Rapid City, SD has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Rapid City, SD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rapid City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rapid City is 1 in 157
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rapid City is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Rapid City is 1 in 23
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Rapid City, SD? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Rapid City, SD, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 157. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 27 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Rapid City, SD is 1 in 23.

Year Over Year Crime In Rapid City (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Rapid City, SD is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Rapid City, SD has decreased by 5% and the rate of property crime in Rapid City, SD has decreased by 1%. The total crime rate in Rapid City, SD has decreased by 2% year to year.

Rapid City police department

ItemRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)142995558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
There are a total of 142 Rapid City police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9% less than the South Dakota average and 37.6% 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
Colonial Pine Hills, SD2,06968294362
Piedmont, SD1,111157679837
Blackhawk, SD2,981185799984
Johnson Siding, SD6742591,1201,379
Summerset, SD2,155401,9612,001
Rapid Valley, SD8,6294001,7292,129
Box Elder, SD9,1263332,0162,349
Rapid City, SD72,4416403,8304,470

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Waldorf, MD72,4136222,7633,385
Layton, UT72,4131382,2452,383
Iowa City, IA72,3852072,3402,546
Goodyear, AZ72,6292642,8713,135
Jonesboro, AR72,6385254,1004,625
Rapid City, SD72,4416403,8304,470
Source: The Rapid City, 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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