Brandon, SD
Crime Rates


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Brandon, SD crime analytics

Brandon's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the city to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes, although not one of the very lowest in South Dakota (20% of the state's communities have a lower crime rate). Overall a very safe city, Brandon's crime rate is just 3 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Brandon is one in 394.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Brandon, and we found that the crime rate in Brandon is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Brandon is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Brandon does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Brandon.

Importantly, our analysis shows that Brandon has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Brandon's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Brandon compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Brandon is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Brandon is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Brandon Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 97% of U.S. Cities

Brandon Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brandon 0.00
South Dakota 3.83
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Brandon

1 in 261

in South Dakota
Population: 9,856
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brandon 2.54
South Dakota 19.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 394

in Brandon

1 in 51

in South Dakota
Brandon Property CRIMES
Population: 9,856
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2 23 0
Rate per 1,000 0.20 2.33 0.00
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Brandon Crimes Per Square Mile

Brandon 5
South Dakota 15