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Hand County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2007 there were 98 total crimes reported in Hand County, South Dakota (1 of them violent). Of the 20 crimes that occur a year in Hand County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hand County, South Dakota 20 times a year.

Total Crime in Hand County, South Dakota (2002-2004, 2006-2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hand County, South Dakota for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hand County decreased by 14 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 100 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over these years in Hand County.

Crime Trends Hand County, South Dakota (2002-2004, 2006-2007)

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 Hand County, South Dakota (2002-2004, 2006-2007)

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

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