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Salem, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2005 there were 72 total crimes reported in Salem, South Dakota (4 of them violent). Of the 14 crimes that occur a year in Salem, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Salem, South Dakota 14 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 1 rape, and more than fifty thefts (including 6 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Salem, South Dakota (2001-2005)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Salem, South Dakota for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Salem decreased by 46 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 100 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over these years in Salem.

Crime Trends in Salem, South Dakota (2001-2005)

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 cities like Salem, South Dakota (2001-2005)

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

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