Yankton, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

The crime rate in Yankton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Yankton is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Yankton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Dakota, Yankton has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Yankton to other communities of similar population, then Yankton crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Yankton 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 Yankton 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 Yankton.

For Yankton, 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 Yankton is one in 171.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Yankton's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Yankton 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 Yankton is one in 39.

Yankton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Yankton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

86

375

461

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.86

25.53

31.39

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.86
3.99
National Median: 4
    Yankton
    South Dakota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 171

in Yankton

1 in 251

in South Dakota

Yankton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,687
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 20 2 63
Rate per 1,000 0.07 1.36 0.14 4.29

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
25.53
17.71
National Median: 21
    Yankton
    South Dakota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Yankton

1 in 56

in South Dakota

Yankton Property CRIMES

Population: 14,687
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 301 41
Rate per 1,000 2.25 20.49 2.79

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Yankton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
55
15
National Median: 28.3
    Yankton
    South Dakota

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