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Sioux Falls, SD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 36 per one thousand residents, Sioux Falls has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 28. Within South Dakota, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sioux Falls.

Importantly, when you compare Sioux Falls to other communities of similar population, then Sioux Falls crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sioux Falls does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls.

For Sioux Falls, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Sioux Falls is one in 172.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sioux Falls's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Sioux Falls a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Sioux Falls is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Sioux Falls has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Sioux Falls is one in 208.

Sioux Falls Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Sioux Falls Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,120

5,867

6,987

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.82

30.48

36.29

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.82
5.05
National Median: 4
    Sioux Falls
    South Dakota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 172

in Sioux Falls

1 in 198

in South Dakota

Sioux Falls VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 192,517
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 13 97 102 908
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.50 0.53 4.72

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
30.48
19.7
National Median: 19
    Sioux Falls
    South Dakota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Sioux Falls

1 in 51

in South Dakota

Sioux Falls Property CRIMES

Population: 192,517
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 684 4,259 924
Rate per 1,000 3.55 22.12 4.80

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Sioux Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
95
17
National Median: 26.9
    Sioux Falls
    South Dakota