Sturgis PD reveals 2021 Rally stats

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2021 Sturgis Rally – The Knuckle Brewing Co

STURGIS, S.D. — The 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally officially came to an end on Sunday, and the South Dakota DOT has counted a total of 525,768 vehicles that came through Sturgis during the whole week. That’s up 13.8% from last year.

The Sturgis Police Department has released a final tally of arrests and violations for this year.

Non-traffic citations saw an incredible decrease from last year, down 50% in total.

  • Assaults – 11 (down 35.3% from last year)
  • Disorderly Conducts – 8 (down 46.7%)
  • Misdemeanor Drug Possessions – 29 (down 74.8%)
  • Felony Drug Possessions – 20 (down 46%)
  • Indecent Exposures – 0 (down 100%)
  • Open Container in Public – 5 (down 54.5%)
  • Resisting Arrest / Obstructing an Officer – 8 (down 50%)
  • Underage Consumption / Possession of Alcohol – 3 (down 25%)
  • Weapons Violations – 4 (down 50%)

Only a few traffic violations were down from last year, while others saw a large increase. Traffic arrests were up by 23.9% and parking citations were up by 27.9%.

  • Careless Driving – 3 (remained the same as last year)
  • Driving While Intoxicated – 57 (down 11%)
  • Illegal Parking – 156 (up 27.9%)
  • Open Container in a Vehicle – 21 (up 23.5%)
  • Speeding – 6 (up 200%)
  • Stop Sign / Light Violations – 30 (up 233.3%)

Total citations and arrests for the whole week were actually down 9.7%. Check back with NewsCenter1 for more statistics as soon as they become available.

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Categories: Crime, Local News, Sturgis Rally