In 2021, South Dakota’s annual rape rate was 59.7 per 100,000, considerably higher than the national annual rape rate of 28.3 per 100,000.
South Dakota sexual violence data from the 2021 BRFSS report.
While the national rape rate has been steadily declining since 1992, the rape rate in South Dakota (SD) has been steadily increasing since the 1960s and has remained higher than the national rate since 1992.
The Crime in South Dakota report shows 486 rape offenses in 2019 (excludes rape offenses reported on tribal lands) at a rate of 54.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, down by 4 or 0.82% from the previous year.
This data brief shows rape rates by county in South Dakota as well as sexual violence among youth, and demographics of rape victims and rape offenders.
South Dakota high school youth sexual behavior data from the 2009-2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.