Crime in Vermillion, South Dakota

Vermillion's crime rate

There were 230 crimes reported in Vermillion, South Dakota in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 2,123 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 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Vermillion's overall crime rate is 2% lower than the overall crime rate in South Dakota. Statewide, there were 19,197 crimes reported in 2019, or 2,170 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 2019. In Vermillion, however, property crimes account for about 91% 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 209 property crimes in Vermillion in 2019, or 1,929 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 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 187 larcenies reported in Vermillion in 2019, or 1,726 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 13 break-ins reported in Vermillion in 2019, or 120 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Vermillion, meanwhile, there were 9 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 83 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 nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Vermillion, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 9% share of all reported crime.

At 194 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Vermillion is below the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Vermillion reported a total of 21 violent crimes in 2019.

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 16 aggravated assaults reported in Vermillion in 2019, or 148 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is higher, standing at 250 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America, but there were no robberies reported in Vermillion in 2019. The national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2019.

Rape

There were 5 rapes reported in Vermillion in 2019, or 46 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,815 rapes in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

While there were 16,425 murders nationwide in 2019, none were reported in Vermillion.

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 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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