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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 71%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used 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)722 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)93 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)629 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • De Soto crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in De Soto are 76% lower than the national average
  • In De Soto you have a 1 in 139 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • De Soto is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in De Soto has decreased by 20%

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The De Soto crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in De Soto as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The De Soto crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 1076
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in De Soto is 1 in 159
      The chance of being a victim of crime in De Soto is 1 in 139

      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, IA1,85181545626
      Van Meter, IA1,25684571655
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      Cumming, IA415101684785
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      Grimes, IA10,4221671,1311,298
      Waukee, IA16,9551521,1691,321
      De Soto, IA1,06593629722

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      Greenville, GA1,0654772,2672,745
      Iraan, TX1,0651801,0391,219
      Oxford, KS1,0651821,0931,275
      Astoria, IL1,0652221,0601,282
      Lindsay, TX1,06592533625
      De Soto, IA1,06593629722
      Source: The De Soto, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.