Crime in Vermillion, South Dakota

Vermillion's crime rate

There were 242 crimes reported in Vermillion, South Dakota in 2018, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 2,240 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Vermillion compare?

Vermillion has a lower overall crime rate than the country as a whole. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,580 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Vermillion's overall crime rate is 5% higher than the overall crime rate in South Dakota. Statewide, there were 18,821 crimes reported in 2018, or 2,133 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2018. In Vermillion, however, property crimes account for about 89% of all offenses.

Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is less prevalent in Vermillion than it is nationwide. There were 216 property crimes in Vermillion in 2018, or 1,999 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,200 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Vermillion. There were 167 larcenies reported in Vermillion in 2018, or 1,546 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,595 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 30 break-ins reported in Vermillion in 2018, or 278 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 327 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2018.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 229 for every 100,000 people. In Vermillion, meanwhile, there were 19 motor vehicle thefts in 2018, or 176 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the more than 8.4 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2018. In Vermillion, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 11% share of all reported crime.

At 241 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Vermillion is below the national violent crime rate of 381 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Vermillion reported a total of 26 violent crimes in 2018.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Vermillion. There were 22 aggravated assaults reported in Vermillion in 2018, or 204 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is higher, standing at 247 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There was just one robbery reported in Vermillion in 2018, a rate of 9 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2018.

Rape

There were 3 rapes reported in Vermillion in 2018, or 28 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,380 rapes in 2018, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

While there were 16,214 murders nationwide in 2018, none were reported in Vermillion in 2018.

Vermillion compared to other cities in South Dakota

Vermillion has a lower crime rate than the majority of all comparable cities in South Dakota. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2018 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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