Attractions May 25, 2021
According To Safewise, These Are The 10 Safest Cities To Live In South Dakota In 2021
South Dakotans are blessed to live in such a beautiful state as ours with its miles upon miles of rolling plains, farmland, and National Parks, but do you want to know something else that makes the Mount Rushmore State so great? It is the fact that South Dakota is a generally safe place to live. While you can safely live almost anywhere, 10 communities, in general, are being called the safest in the state, which includes:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
The results for the Safewise's annual
South Dakota’s 10 Safest Cities are in, and the best places to live in 2021 are Brandon (pictured), Lead, Sisseton, Lennox, Madison, Tea, Brookings, Hot Springs, Belle Fourche, and Mobridge.
Like we mentioned in the intro, Safewise states that South Dakota is generally a safe place to live (citing a level of concern of 30% lower than the rest of the country), but these 10 communities, in particular, take the cake, as they produced 0 murders and only 1 robbery.
In addition to these specific towns, Safewise also shared statistics regarding South Dakota as a whole, with 4 in 1,000 experiencing violent crime and 17.7 in 1,000 experiencing property crime.
With lower crime rates comes more peace of mind, as only 28% of South Dakotans worry about violent crime (well below the national average of 41%), while 34% worry about property crime (42% national average), 36% package theft (45% national average), and 33% gun violence (38% national average).
As if South Dakotans didn't feel safe enough as it is, the Mount Rushmore State also made Safewise's list of
The State of Safety in America 2021, coming in at #7 on the list of "Least Worried States in the US" (behind Kansas, North Dakota, and Wyoming).
To learn more about this list as well as other in-depth studies by Safewise, please visit their
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here! For even more of our favorite SoDak communities, check out Here Are The Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In South Dakota. Address: Brandon, SD 57005, USA Address: Lead, SD, USA Address: Sisseton, SD 57262, USA Address: Lennox, SD 57039, USA Address: Madison, SD 57042, USA Address: Tea, SD 57064, USA Address: Brookings, SD 57006, USA Address: Hot Springs, SD 57747, USA Address: Belle Fourche, SD 57717, USA Address: Mobridge, SD 57601, USA