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Division of Criminal Investigation
Identification Section - SOR Unit
1302 E Highway 14, #5
Pierre, SD   57501

p (605) 773-3331     f (605) 773-4629

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Division of Criminal Investigation
Identification Section
1302 E Highway 14, Ste 5
Pierre, SD   57501-8505

p (605) 773-3331     f (605) 773-2235

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SD Department of Corrections
Central Records Office
PO Box 5911
Pierre, SD   57117

p (605) 367-5140     f (605) 367-5584

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South Dakota Crime Stats

South Dakota Criminal Records Statistics

South Dakota Criminal Records Statistics

Recorded crime total for 2006: 8,744

Number of crimes per capita: 2654.39

Most "dangerous" South Dakota city: Rapid City

Crime Threat Level: 2

Other states with a crime threat level of 2:
Idaho - Minnesota - New York - North Dakota - Wisconsin

South Dakota Criminal Activity Breakdown

South Dakota Criminal Activity Breakdown

Murders: 8
Rapes: 218
Robberies: 79
Assaults: 530
Property Crime: 5,991

South Dakota exceeds the national average in:

Free South Dakota Background Checks and Criminal Records

It's true that South Dakota is one of the safest states to live in, but that doesn't mean that there isn't any crime at all. In 2006, there were almost 9,000 individual crimes committed, including 218 rapes and over 500 assaults. Background checks in South Dakota are more important than ever, but who wants to do all the leg work themselves?

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If you do choose to do it yourself, you'll have to call the Division of Criminal Investigation Identification Section - SOR Unit, the Division of Criminal Investigation Identification Section, the SD Department of Corrections Central Records Office as well as the State Court Administrator. That's a lot of work that you don't have to do.

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Tips on southdakota Background Searches

Individual South Dakota criminal records can be requested via the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation website under Operations-Identification. The fee for a state only background check is $24 payable by check or money order. You may also request a full FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) background check for $43.25. Detailed instructions are available on the website.

South Dakota criminal records may be obtained by anyone and can used for a variety of reasons. These include the following:

-pre-employment screening/background checks

-personal interest

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-state employment

-criminal history related research

-online dating

-suspicion of sexual offenders

-suspicion of cyber crime history

A majority of state crime statistics, inmate records, court documents, juvenile records and other criminally relevant data are held by county and state law enforcement and judiciary bodies. General information is typically posted on websites such as the South Dakota Department of Corrections website.

Numerous websites are available online that provide access to public records and criminal histories. These websites are often categorized by state, although nationwide searches are often possible. Some websites offer free links and general information while specific individual records typically require a nominal fee, including the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation website.