The Sioux Falls Police Department publishes an annual report that highlights items that were new or noteworthy to the various areas within the department along with the annual crime statistics.
Tracking crimes is an important part of the overall management of the Sioux Falls Police Department. At a glance, analysts are able to see any trends, either up or down, in a given category. The numbers also help in the planning for patrol district boundaries and personal requirements for the various shifts.
A portion of our statistics is shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of their efforts to not only analyze crime on the national level, but compare the city of Sioux Falls crime rates with like-sized cities around the country.