Over the past few years, the number of vehicles stolen in Sioux Falls has skyrocketed and the city is trying to do something to bring those stats back down.

The Sioux Falls Police Department is unveiling 'Lock It and Pocket', a new community awareness campaign designed to remind people to secure their vehicles.

'Lock It and Pocket' was made possible by a $50,000 allocation from the Sioux Falls City Council back in June.

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Officials say the program is necessary after the number of vehicles stolen in Sioux Falls annually went from 759 in 2019 to 1,495 so far in 2023. That's an increase of nearly 97 percent.

Records show that in more than 80 percent of those thefts, the keys were left inside the vehicle by the owner.

Look for 'Lock It and Pocket' campaign ads on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify.

The 10 Largest Occupations in Sioux Falls

Where do people in Sioux Falls work? If this was fifty years ago the average Sioux Fallsian worked in some industrial, meat packing, or farm-related position. Sioux Falls has also been the major regional medical center for decades.

Customer service and other retail-related jobs have always been a part of the Sioux Empire's economy. But in recent years those industries have become major employers.

If you live in Sioux Falls, there's a pretty good chance you work one of these jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in Sioux Falls (as of 2022).

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New Sioux Falls Residents are Moving from these 5 Cities

Before we get to the top 5, here's an honorable mention that's a bit surprising:

20) New York City: Sioux Falls gained 83 new residents in the latest census, according to Stacker.

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2024 Sioux Falls Area Concert Calendar

2023 was a banner year for live music in Sioux Falls. Recovery from the pandemic has been strong and Sioux Falls is getting to enjoy so many great live shows.

This year saw Matchbox 20 finally get to play in Sioux Falls after several postponements. Luke Bryan took Sioux Falls by storm. Recently Jelly Roll made lifelong fans when he was in the Sioux Empire.

2024 will continue to see the Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center hosting big-name music acts. Country music is the dominant genre on the calendar, but it's still early.

There are also fantastic shows planned in Brookings and The District in Sioux Falls.

Here are the concerts that have been announced for next year in and around Sioux Falls.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns