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Brookings County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Brookings County, South Dakota. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Brookings County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Brookings County, South Dakota, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,583 total crimes reported in Brookings County, South Dakota (80 of them violent). Of the 369 crimes that take place per year in Brookings County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Brookings County, South Dakota every 23 hours. This includes 1 murder, 26 rapes, and at least two thousand thefts (including 101 car thefts).

Total Crime Brookings County, South Dakota (1999-2000, 2002-2004, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001, 2005 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Brookings County, South Dakota for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Brookings County has been reduced by 47%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 29%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Brookings County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Brookings County, South Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends Brookings County, South Dakota (1999-2000, 2002-2004, 2007-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Brookings County, South Dakota (1999-2000, 2002-2004, 2007-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Brookings County, South Dakota law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Brookings County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.