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Yankton County, South Dakota Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,932 total crimes reported in Yankton County, South Dakota (285 of them violent). Of the 393 crimes that take place per year in Yankton County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Yankton County, South Dakota every 22 hours. This includes 3 murders, 103 rapes, and at least three thousand thefts (including 136 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Yankton County, South Dakota for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Yankton County has risen by 10%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 85%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Yankton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for Yankton County, South Dakota in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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