Reported Annual Crime In DeSoto

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDeSoto/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,622n/a (estimate)3,0833,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDeSoto/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Violent crime168n/a (estimate)319412373
Vehicle theft129n/a245.2245.7220.2
Property crime1,454n/a (estimate)2,7642,8312,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in DeSoto, TX. All reported DeSoto, TX crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the DeSoto, TX overall crime rate is 5% lower than in comparison to the Texas average; and is also 8% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in DeSoto, TX, the rate is 23% lower than compared to the Texas average, and 14% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, DeSoto, TX comes in at 2% lower than to the average seen in Texas, and 11% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in DeSoto is 8% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.45 daily crimes that occur in DeSoto.
  • DeSoto is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In DeSoto you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in DeSoto has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In DeSoto (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in DeSoto, TX on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Texas. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in DeSoto, TX (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Texas state wide, are 1.05 times less than the state average and 1.08 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in DeSoto, TX on a daily bases are 1.29 times less than than Texas average and 1.17 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in DeSoto, TX are 1.02 times less than the daily state average and 1.11 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is DeSoto (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in DeSoto, TX compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that DeSoto, TX safer than 38% when compared to other Texas cities, and 34% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Texas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than DeSoto, TX. At this time, DeSoto, TX sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in DeSoto

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in DeSoto is 1 in 314
The chance of being a victim of property crime in DeSoto is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in DeSoto is 1 in 33
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in DeSoto, TX? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in DeSoto, TX, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 314. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 37 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in DeSoto, TX is 1 in 33.

Year Over Year Crime In DeSoto (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether DeSoto, TX is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in DeSoto, TX has increased by 13% and the rate of property crime in DeSoto, TX has decreased by 19%. The total crime rate in DeSoto, TX has decreased by 16% year to year.

DeSoto police department

Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10446,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

Sex offenders in Texas

StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 sex offenders in Texas per 100,000 residents which is 67% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oak Leaf, TX1,27980546626
Ovilla, TX3,460137740876
Venus, TX3,1101829121,095
Midlothian, TX19,5901061,2731,379
Palmer, TX2,347491,5171,566
DeSoto, TX50,8373192,7643,083

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Harrisonburg, VA50,8212242,3262,550
Glendora, CA50,8551062,5812,688
Florin, CA50,7917514,6155,366
Bradenton, FL50,7776223,7934,415
Minnetonka, MN50,897921,6161,708
DeSoto, TX50,8373192,7643,083
Source: The DeSoto, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.