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Lawrence County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 2,762 total crimes reported in Lawrence County, South Dakota (147 of them violent). Of the 395 crimes that occur a year in Lawrence County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lawrence County, South Dakota every 22 hours. This includes 3 murders, 26 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 117 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Lawrence 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lawrence County, South Dakota for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lawrence County has not changed. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 6 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 7 years in Lawrence County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Lawrence County, South Dakota in 2009.

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

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

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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

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