Marty Jackley talks about 2015 crime statistics.

May 15, 2016
First published on:May 15, 2016
by HitBerry

Attorney General of South Dakota Marty Jackley talks about 2015 crime statistics. According to him all of us ‘need to focus on prevention, treatment, and reasonable enforcement.’


The recently released state’s crime report revealed that the number of crime-related offenses in South Dakota has increased significantly last year and on the other, the number of arrests has also been increased.

And Marty Jackley shows us all the main reason for the increasing issue. “It’s more than we like to see,” he said. He points out the crucial increase in the number of arrests being made last year, which was slightly more than 40, 000 in comparison to approximately 38,000 in 2014.

Jackley assures, “Overall, compared to the national statistics, we still are a very safe place to live.” To be clear the number of property crimes, juvenile and homicide arrests were decreased but assault, fraud, child pornography, and DUI arrests increased.

Attorney General further shared, “We continue as a state to struggle with what I would call the addiction crimes, those are controlled substances as well as some of the DUI offenses and vehicular homicides tied to those offenses.”

“Like many states, we’re dealing with a methamphetamine epidemic. We’re seeing increased felony arrests for drug use and then increased violent crime arrests because of drugs,” said Marty

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