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Hamlin County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 203 total crimes reported in Hamlin County, South Dakota (16 of them violent). Of the 34 crimes that take place per year in Hamlin County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hamlin County, South Dakota 34 times a year.

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

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2004, 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 Hamlin County, South Dakota for 6 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Hamlin County has risen by 65%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 100%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 6 years in Hamlin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about fifty for Hamlin County, South Dakota in 2009.

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

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 Hamlin County, South Dakota (2002-2003, 2005-2008)

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

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