Sioux Falls is still 12.5% below the national average crime rates. Here's a comparison with some other metros within a day's drive:
|City||Rank||Score (% above or below nat'l crime rate)|
And now for your daily paradigm-buster: Remember last year when Senator Thune made some silly comment about how Central Park would be safer with some gun-toting Sioux Falls tourists to keep the peace? Golly, they must have gone there: New York City is ranked 132nd safest, better than Sioux Falls at 14.5% below the national crime rate average. Go figure!