Yankton amassed 162 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Yankton’s arrest rate was 229.93 per 100,000 residents. The county of Yankton is 68.89% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 11 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Yankton also experienced 41 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Minnehaha and Brookings, Yankton is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Yankton, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 19 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Yankton, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.
In Yankton, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Yankton has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Yankton experienced 11 violent crimes and 41 non-violent crimes. When comparing Yankton to the national average of 739.02, Yankton is lower by 68.89% than the national average.