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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 69%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDe Soto/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)744 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)99 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)645 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • De Soto crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in De Soto are 74% lower than the national average
  • In De Soto you have a 1 in 135 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • De Soto is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in De Soto has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In De Soto (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in De Soto

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in De Soto is 1 in 1008
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in De Soto is 1 in 156
      The chance of being a victim of crime in De Soto is 1 in 135

      Year Over Year Crime In De Soto (per 100,000 people)

      De Soto police department

      ItemDe SotoIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

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      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675
      Earlham, IA1,52396625721
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
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      Cumming, IA415108701808
      Waukee, IA16,95562759820
      De Soto, IA1,06599645744

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      Greenville, GA1,0651821,2681,450
      Oxford, KS1,0651719601,131
      Astoria, IL1,0652231,0131,236
      Lindsay, TX1,06594538632
      Iraan, TX1,0651841,0501,233
      De Soto, IA1,06599645744
      Source: The De Soto, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.