Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in South Dakota

South Dakota has a population of 864,289. In the year 2020, 2 people were killed by police in South Dakota, that number decreased 50.0% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #18 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #16 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Native Americans which represent 8.36 percent of the population followed by Hispanics at 3.7%.

South Dakota

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 6
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
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General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 864,289
Black Population 15,840
Black Population % 1.83%
White Population 710,810
White Population % 82.24%
Hispanic Population 31,995
Hispanic Population % 3.7%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 25
Blacks killed by police 0
Whites killed by police 12
Hispanics killed by police 1
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 404.7 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 601.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 13.1%
Most dangerous city Rapid City