5 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

South Dakota is a vibrant state with amazing landmarks, gorgeous scenery, festivals, PowWos, and a developing culinary industry.

5 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota
5 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Property crime grew to 19 per 1,000, while violent crime jumped by 27% to 500 per 100,000.

1. Rapid City

One of the biggest cities in South Dakota, Rapid City has 78,500 residents. It is conveniently located between Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, and the Blackhills National Forest.

2. Chamberlain

There are 2,365 people living in the small western town of Chamberlain.

In the heart of South Dakota, it follows the Missouri River's eastern banks. 

3. Pierre

With a modest and relatively young, highly educated population of 14,000, Pierre serves as the capital of Mount Rushmore State.

4. Yankton

Situated close to the Nebraska border on Lewis and Clark Lake in southeast South Dakota is the historic town of Yankton.

5. Sioux Falls

South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls, is home to about 197,500 people and is still expanding.