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Turner County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 225 total crimes reported in Turner County, South Dakota (33 of them violent). Of the 38 crimes that occur a year in Turner County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Turner County, South Dakota 38 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 4 rapes, and more than one hundred thefts (including 16 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Turner County, South Dakota (2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Turner County, South Dakota for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Turner County increased by 68 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 92 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 6 years in Turner County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly fifty for Turner County, South Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends in Turner County, South Dakota (2003-2008)

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 Turner County, South Dakota (2003-2008)

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

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