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Walworth County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 795 total crimes reported in Walworth County, South Dakota (41 of them violent). Of the 114 crimes that occur a year in Walworth County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Walworth County, South Dakota 114 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and more than six hundred thefts (including 43 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Walworth County, South Dakota (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Walworth County, South Dakota for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Walworth County decreased by 73 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 71 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 7 years in Walworth County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fifty for Walworth County, South Dakota in 2009.

Crime Trends Walworth County, South Dakota (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

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 Walworth County, South Dakota (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

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

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