Through the first eight months of 2023, Sioux Falls is a more violent place to live.

The Sioux Falls Police Department has released the crime numbers from January to August of this year and while the numbers in most major categories are holding steady, there was a double-digit increase in one area.

The report shows that aggravated assaults are up 14 percent from last year. Aggravated assaults are defined as crimes where either a weapon was used or threatened, or an assault happened that resulted in serious injury.

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In 2023, there have been 1,050 aggravated assaults in the city, which is 87 more than this time last year.

Also up so far in 2023 is the number of stolen vehicles in Sioux Falls. Authorities say the majority of those thefts were vehicles that had the keys left inside. In all, there have been 429 stolen vehicles reported, compared to 375 last January - August.

The Sioux Falls Police Department has been busy in 2023, responding to a total of 86,526 calls.

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Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

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