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Potter County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 78 total crimes reported in Potter County, South Dakota (2 of them violent). Of the 11 crimes that happen every year in Potter County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Potter County, South Dakota 11 times a year.

Total Crime in Potter 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Potter County, South Dakota for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Potter County has lessened by 44%. During the same interval, violent crime didn't change. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 7 years in Potter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six for Potter County, South Dakota in 2009.

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

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 Potter County, South Dakota (2002-2008)

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

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