South Dakota profile

The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.


Change over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison and local jails per 100,000 residents in South Dakota from 1978 to 2015 Also see these South Dakota graphs:


Racial disparities

2010 graph showing incarceration rates per 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic groups in South Dakota

racial and ethnic disparities between the prison/jail and general population in SD as of 2010

See also our detailed graphs about Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, and American Indians/Native Americans in South Dakota prisons and jails.


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 6,500 South Dakota residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 16,000 South Dakota residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

Graph showing the number of people in South Dakota jails who were convicted and the number who were unconvicted, for the years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2005, and 2013.


Other research and materials on South Dakota

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