Madison named safest city in South Dakota

(KSFY) - A home safety and security site has named the top five safest cities in South Dakota. said Madison is the safest city in the state, with Belle Fourche, Brookings, Box Elder and Vermillion completing the top five.

The site said one of the reasons Madison took the top spot is that the crime rate in the city is three times lower than the state average at 1.1 instances per 1,000 people. is the official site for the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

The council said it combined data from the most recent FBI Crime Reports, population data, and as well as its own research to create their rankings.