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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 44%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSioux Falls/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,550n/a (estimate)3,5292,1702,489
Murder4n/a2.21.95.0
Rape116n/a62.572.642.6
Robbery68n/a36.622.081.6
Assault709n/a381.9302.5250.2
Violent crime897n/a (estimate)483399379
Burglary695n/a374.4299.1340.5
Theft4,300n/a2,316.51,273.41,549.5
Vehicle theft658n/a354.5198.5219.9
Property crime5,653n/a (estimate)3,0451,7712,110

Key findings

  • Sioux Falls crime rates are 42% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sioux Falls are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Sioux Falls you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sioux Falls is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sioux Falls has increased by 5%

Sioux Falls crime map

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The Sioux Falls crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sioux Falls (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sioux Falls, per 100,000 residents. In Sioux Falls, the total number of daily crimes is 1.63 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.42 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Sioux Falls are 1.21 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.27 times more than the national average. For property crime, Sioux Falls has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.44 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Sioux Falls (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sioux Falls to every other city in South Dakota, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sioux Falls safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sioux Falls is safer than 9% 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, Sioux Falls, SD is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sioux Falls

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sioux Falls is 1 in 207
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sioux Falls is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sioux Falls is 1 in 29
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sioux Falls? In Sioux Falls, SD you have a 1 in 207 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sioux Falls.

      Year Over Year Crime In Sioux Falls (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sioux Falls, SD is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sioux Falls has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Sioux Falls has increased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sioux Falls has increased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Sioux Falls police department

      ItemSioux FallsSouth DakotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)264995558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
      There are a total of 264 Sioux Falls police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.2% less than the South Dakota average and 48.7% 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
      Brandon, SD9,67468264332
      Lennox, SD2,095202444646
      Crooks, SD1,380132586718
      Garretson, SD1,291144638782
      Hartford, SD2,980146647793
      Worthing, SD1,066154681835
      Shindler, SD782161715877
      Sioux Falls, SD167,8844833,0453,529

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ontario, CA169,3893592,3402,700
      Vancouver, WA169,9824803,2423,722
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631161,1211,237
      Springfield, MO165,1381,5197,7939,312
      Pembroke Pines, FL164,7532031,9152,118
      Sioux Falls, SD167,8844833,0453,529
      Source: The Sioux Falls, 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.