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Crime in South Dakota 2009

NCJ Number
Brenda Manning; Sara Farnsworth
Date Published
November 2010
202 pages
Based on data recorded by 95 percent of South Dakota's law enforcement agencies and reported to the State's Criminal Statistical Analysis Center under the format of the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), this report provides statistics on crimes known to police that were committed in calendar year 2009.
In 2009, 34,720 Group A offenses were reported by local law enforcement agencies. Group A offenses encompass homicide offenses, sex offenses perpetrated by force, assault offenses, larceny/theft offenses, fraud offenses, drug/narcotic offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, gambling offenses, prostitution offenses, kidnapping/abduction, robbery, arson, extortion/blackmail, burglary, motor vehicle theft, counterfeiting/forgery, embezzlement, stolen property, vandalism, bribery, and weapon violations. Group B offenses totaled 19,519 completed offenses by 19,330 arrestees. Group B offense categories are bad checks, curfew/loitering/vagrancy, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, drunkenness, nonviolent family offenses, liquor law violations, peeping tom, runaway, trespass, and all other offenses not in Group A. The majority of the crimes occurred at a residence/home. A total of 2,270 burglaries were reported. Approximately $22 million worth of property loss was reported for 2009. The total stolen was $17,028,354, with 17.2 percent of that amount reported as recovered by law enforcement officials. There were 13,682 arrests of Group A offenses and 19,330 arrests for Group B offenses. Juvenile arrests accounted for 21 percent of the total arrests. Reported arrests for DUI were 6,541, a 3.96-percent decrease from 2008. Regarding weapons used in offenses, firearms were reported in 239 incidents, and "personal weapons" (hands, feet, or fists) were used in 5,189 incidents. None of the data pertain to crimes committed on Indian lands since police records for such crimes are not reported under the NIBRS. Extensive tables and figures