South Dakota Home Security Systems
In 2009, the violent crime rate in the state of South Dakota was lower than the national average by over 61%, and the property crime rate in South Dakota was lower than the national average by over 29%, according to CityRating.com and SD.gov.*
In 2010, there were 2,842 burglaries reported in South Dakota; in 2011 there were 2,566 reported, for a drop of approximately 10%. Of the 2,566 burglaries reported for 2011, 1,182 involved forced entry (which includes use of a pass key or skeleton key), and 1,384, or 54%, did not involve forced entry.
In 2011, 391 offenders were arrested for burglaries, for an arrest rate of just over 15%. This is slightly higher than the national arrest rate for burglaries. Residents of South Dakota and elsewhere in the U.S. rarely recover property lost to burglary. However, there is much that the typical South Dakota resident can do to help prevent home burglary in the first place.