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March 20, 2017 10:51 AM

Arrest Numbers In South Dakota Continue To Rise

Sioux Falls

Overall crime rates continue to rise in South Dakota, according to new data released by the state's top prosecutor.

According to Attorney General Marty Jackley, 42,200 arrests were made across the state last year, a 12.5 percent increase over 2015. In 2016, more than a third of the arrests made in South Dakota involved either drugs (7,671 arrests) or driving while under the influence (6,606 arrests).

Assault arrests were at a 10-year high in 2016, with 4,791 arrests made in South Dakota. Fraud arrests also rose to 557, the highest rate in the past decade.

Dan Santella is delve into the numbers later on KELOLAND News and
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