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Dewey County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 65 total crimes reported in Dewey County, South Dakota (7 of them violent). Of the 13 crimes that transpire each year in Dewey County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dewey County, South Dakota 13 times a year.

Total Crime in Dewey County, South Dakota (2002-2003, 2005, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Dewey County, South Dakota for 5 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Dewey County has climbed by 63 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 100 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 5 years in Dewey County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to twenty for Dewey County, South Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends Dewey County, South Dakota (2002-2003, 2005, 2007-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Dewey County, South Dakota (2002-2003, 2005, 2007-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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