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Lake County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 947 total crimes reported in Lake County, South Dakota (35 of them violent). Of the 135 crimes that take place per year in Lake County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lake County, South Dakota 135 times a year.

Total Crime in Lake County, South Dakota (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, 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 Lake County, South Dakota for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lake County has been reduced by 19%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 200%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Lake County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred for Lake County, South Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lake County, South Dakota (2002-2008)

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 Lake County, South Dakota (2002-2008)

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

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