Brandon Leads Report On Safest Cities In South Dakota

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Do you think you live in the safest town in South Dakota? A new report details the top 10 safest cities in the state for 2018.

Brandon ranks at the top of the list ahead of Summerset and North Sioux City, three communities with no reported violent crime according to Safewise:

  1. Brandon
    Population: 10,042
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
    Property crimes per 1,000: 3.78
    Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

  2. Summerset
    Population: 2,329
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
    Property crimes per 1,000: 8.59
    Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

  3. North Sioux City
    Population: 2,772
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
    Property crimes per 1,000: 18.76
    Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

  4. Lead
    Population: 2,974
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.34
    Property crimes per 1,000: 5.04
    Total crime: 6.67% violent, 93.33% property

  5. Madison
    Population: 7,411
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.54
    Property crimes per 1,000: 10.26
    Total crime: 5.26% violent, 94.74% property

  6. Lennox
    Population: 2,304
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.87
    Property crimes per 1,000: 3.91
    Total crime: 22.22% violent, 77.78% property

  7. Sisseton
    Population: 2,451
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.22
    Property crimes per 1,000: 4.08
    Total crime: 30.00% violent, 70.00% property

  8. Brookings
    Population: 23,971
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.46
    Property crimes per 1,000: 15.60
    Total crime: 9.36% violent, 90.64% property

  9. Sturgis
    Population: 6,699
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.49
    Property crimes per 1,000: 18.51
    Total crime: 8.06% violent, 91.94% property

  10. Tea
    Population: 5,064
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.78
    Property crimes per 1,000: 13.23
    Total crime: 13.43% violent, 86.57% property

The report uses 2016 crime statistics from the FBI along with population data. Violent crimes that are included in the report include aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery.

For more information about the report, visit Safewise’s website.


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