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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 84%
Property crime 70%
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 peopleDesert Center/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,429 (estimate)2,8282,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a137.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a266.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)700 (estimate)447381
Burglaryn/an/an/a416.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a392.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,728 (estimate)2,3802,200

Key findings

  • Desert Center crime rates are 72% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Desert Center are 84% higher than the national average
  • In Desert Center you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Desert Center is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Desert Center has decreased by 4%

Desert Center crime map

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The Desert Center crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Desert Center 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 Desert Center crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Desert Center (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Desert Center

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Desert Center is 1 in 143
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desert Center is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Desert Center is 1 in 23

      Year Over Year Crime In Desert Center (per 100,000 people)

      Desert Center police department

      ItemDesert CenterCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Desert Center, CA1897003,7284,429

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ogema, MN1893232,9293,252
      Gilby, ND1893892,8233,212
      Fairview borough, PA1894122,0052,416
      Queets, WA1895044,7615,265
      Aleknagik, AK1891,1624,3335,495
      Desert Center, CA1897003,7284,429
      Source: The Desert Center, CA 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.