Pennington amassed 1,531 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Pennington’s arrest rate was 464.47 per 100,000 residents. The county of Pennington is 37.15% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 119 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Pennington also experienced 389 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Minnehaha and Union, Pennington is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Pennington, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 263 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Pennington, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Pennington, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Pennington has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Pennington experienced 119 violent crimes and 389 non-violent crimes. When comparing Pennington to the national average of 739.02, Pennington is lower by 37.15% than the national average.