Reported Annual Crime In Spearfish

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpearfish/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime405n/a (estimate)3,5442,3992,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpearfish/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.15.3
Rape9n/a78.758.840.4
Robbery2n/a17.531.4102.8
Assault17n/a148.7325.0248.5
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)245418386
Burglary43n/a376.2346.6468.9
Theft321n/a2,808.61,460.41,745.0
Vehicle theft13n/a113.7173.6236.9
Property crime377n/a (estimate)3,2991,9812,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Spearfish, SD for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Spearfish, 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 Spearfish, SD crime rates are 48% higher than in comparison to the South Dakota mean and are 25% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Spearfish, SD has a rate that is 41% lower than the South Dakota average; compared to the United States, it is 37% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Spearfish, SD is 67% higher than its state's mean, and 35% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Spearfish is 25% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.71 daily crimes that occur in Spearfish.
  • Spearfish is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Spearfish you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Spearfish has increased by 27%.

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Daily Crime In Spearfish (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Spearfish, SD per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for South Dakota and on a national scale. In Spearfish, SD the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.48 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.25 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Spearfish, SD is 1.71 times less than the South Dakota average and 1.58 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Spearfish, SD has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the South Dakota average and 1.35 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Spearfish (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Spearfish, 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 Spearfish, SD to other cities in the state and across the country, Spearfish, SD is 25% safer than other cities of South Dakota and 34% 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, Spearfish, SD has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Spearfish, SD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spearfish

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spearfish is 1 in 409
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spearfish is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Spearfish is 1 in 29
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Spearfish, 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 Spearfish, SD, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 409. 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 31 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 Spearfish, SD is 1 in 29.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Spearfish, 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 Spearfish, SD has increased by 38% and the rate of property crime in Spearfish, SD has increased by 27%. The total crime rate in Spearfish, SD has increased by 27% year to year.

Spearfish police department

ItemSpearfishSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30995558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.23.3
There are a total of 30 Spearfish police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.7% greater than the South Dakota average and 13.8% 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
Whitewood, SD948109328437
Lead, SD3,05034504538
North Spearfish, SD2,046114542656
Deadwood, SD1,287398478876
Belle Fourche, SD5,6962281,3301,558
Sturgis, SD6,7111491,8512,000
Fruitdale, SD595722,7133,285
Spearfish, SD11,1762453,2993,544

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spencer, IA11,172802,0522,132
Westwood, NJ11,17018435453
Oneida, NY11,1863973,9264,323
Raymondville, TX11,1657203,3684,089
Seymour, TN11,1645892,6573,246
Spearfish, SD11,1762453,2993,544
Source: The Spearfish, SD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.