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State Overview

Domestic Violence Legislation:Yes (25-10-1)
NIBRS Status:Certified
Additional IBR Elements:Yes
Law Enforcement DV System:Incident-based
Service Provider DV System:Summary
Service Provider SA System:Summary


State Summary

South Dakota does have legislation defining domestic violence but only for people who have been married, are currently or have previously lived together, or have a child together. There is no distinction made between sexes. The state is certified to report NIBRS data and has added pdf document supplemental data elements to the state system. Currently, 121 of 130 law enforcement agencies are reporting incident-based data to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation using one of two forms. The long form contains the NIBRS elements plus 79 additional elements, while the short form contains 21 additional elements. The Identification Section of the Division maintains fingerprint cards, which include a checkbox to indicate domestic violence and stalking arrests. Data are available by request.

The South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault collects information about its member programs based on grant requirements. This information is included in publications that will be available online. The South Dakota Network Against Family and Domestic Violence does not provide any direct services and so does not collect any data in the state; however, the Network does get domestic violence data from the Department of Social Services.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services is responsible for collecting data on domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault as required by the Victims of Crime Act. Roughly 55 agencies submit data online to the Department; these data include the number of adult and child victims, victim demographics, and any services provided. Data are available upon request.


State Projects

No current projects.


Available Reports

General Crime Statistics

General Crime Statistics


Sample Data Collection Forms

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation collects law enforcement data using two different forms; the reporting agency chooses which form to use:

The South Dakota Crime Victims' Compensation Program collects this information:


Available Data

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault


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