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Lincoln County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,067 total crimes reported in Lincoln County, South Dakota (365 of them violent). Of the 407 crimes that occur a year in Lincoln County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lincoln County, South Dakota every 21 hours. This includes 4 murders, 88 rapes, and nearly three thousand thefts (including 241 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lincoln County, South Dakota for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lincoln County increased by 56 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 65 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Lincoln County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly six hundred for Lincoln County, South Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lincoln County, South Dakota (1999-2008)

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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Lincoln County, South Dakota (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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