The most dangerous places to work as a law enforcement officer in South Dakota

RAPID CITY S.D. – Law enforcement regularly put themselves in dangerous situations while serving in the line of duty. This is especially true in South Dakota, where the violent crime rate is 10th highest in the nation, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Statistics,

But not everywhere in the state is the same, and some jurisdictions are more dangerous for officers than others.

Here are the places in South Dakota where officers faced the highest rates of assault in 2021:

Certain law enforcement agencies, including several on Native American reservations throughout the state as well as several small rural agencies, did not report data consistently and were not included.

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