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Brown County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Brown County, South Dakota. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Brown County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Brown County, South Dakota, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 5,325 total crimes reported in Brown County, South Dakota (385 of them violent). Of the 592 crimes that occur a year in Brown County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Brown County, South Dakota every 14 hours. This includes 3 murders, 147 rapes, and nearly four thousand thefts (including 222 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Brown County, South Dakota (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2005, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Brown County, South Dakota for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Brown County decreased by 14 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 10 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 9 years in Brown County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six hundred for Brown County, South Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends Brown County, South Dakota (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Brown County, South Dakota (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Brown County, South Dakota law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Brown 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.

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