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Minnehaha County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 42,543 total crimes reported in Minnehaha County, South Dakota (3,942 of them violent). Of the 4,254 crimes that happen every year in Minnehaha County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Minnehaha County, South Dakota every 2 hours. This includes 32 murders, 1,004 rapes, and greater than thirty-one thousand thefts (including 2,383 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Minnehaha County, South Dakota for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Minnehaha County has grown by 8%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 33%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Minnehaha County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost five thousand for Minnehaha County, South Dakota in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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