2019 South Dakota Crime Statistics – In 2019, 8,997 total drug offenses were reported, a slight increase from 2018, which was 8,851. Drug equipment violations, such as paraphernalia, were almost 5,000. In the last five years, drug offenses have increased by 25.71%, according to the report. Just over 7,100 drug offenses were reported in 2015.
Overall, state and local law enforcement agencies reported a total of 78,082 offenses in 2019.
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