Jackley releases 2023 crime report for South Dakota

February 8, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the overall number of criminal offenses reported statewide in 2023 was down 2.57 percent compared to 2022.

The Crime in South Dakota 2023 Report indicated that the number of reported criminal offenses was just over 67,000 last year.

There were 18 homicides reported in 2023, down from 22 in 2022.

Aggravated assaults were at 2,081 in 2023, down from 2,190 in 2022.

DUI arrests were at 5,412 in 2023, up from 5,406 in 2022.

Jackley says drug crimes, especially methamphetamine and fentanyl, continue to be a significant problem in South Dakota with more than 10 pounds of fentanyl being seized last year.

The crime report is compiled by the Attorney General’s Criminal Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and is the most accurate and comprehensive compilation of South Dakota criminal statistics as it reflects the actual arrest and reporting information by South Dakota law enforcement.

The full crime report can be found here: https://sdcrime.nibrs.com/Publication/Archived/-2.Crime%20in%20South%20Dakota%202023.pdf