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Total crime 29%
Violent crime 131%
Property crime 11%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDesert Hot Springs/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime935n/a (estimate)3,2122,7722,489
Murder5n/a17.24.35.0
Rape13n/a44.737.542.6
Robbery59n/a202.7132.481.6
Assault178n/a611.5267.1250.2
Violent crime255n/a (estimate)876441379
Burglary301n/a1,034.1386.1340.5
Theft216n/a742.11,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft163n/a560.0358.8219.9
Property crime680n/a (estimate)2,3362,3312,110

Key findings

  • Desert Hot Springs crime rates are 29% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Desert Hot Springs are 131% higher than the national average
  • In Desert Hot Springs you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Desert Hot Springs is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Desert Hot Springs has decreased by 2%

Desert Hot Springs crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Desert Hot Springs (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Desert Hot Springs, CA per 100,000 people. In Desert Hot Springs, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.16 times more than the California average and 1.29 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Desert Hot Springs is 1.99 times more than the California average and 2.31 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Desert Hot Springs has a daily crime rate that is 1.00 times more than the California average and 1.11 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Desert Hot Springs (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Desert Hot Springs in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Desert Hot Springs safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Desert Hot Springs being safer than 7% of cities in California and 8% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Desert Hot Springs. In conclusion, Desert Hot Springs ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Desert Hot Springs

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Desert Hot Springs is 1 in 115
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desert Hot Springs is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Desert Hot Springs is 1 in 32
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Desert Hot Springs? In Desert Hot Springs, CA you have a 1 in 115 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Desert Hot Springs.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Desert Hot Springs, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Desert Hot Springs has decreased by 18%, the amount of property crime in Desert Hot Springs has increased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in Desert Hot Springs has decreased by 2% year over year.

      Desert Hot Springs police department

      ItemDesert Hot SpringsCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3351,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
      There are a total of 33 Desert Hot Springs police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.3% less than the California average and 63.7% less than the National average.

      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
      Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA2,5482011,0621,263
      Cathedral City, CA53,2682601,0881,348
      Indio Hills, CA1,1192371,2501,487
      Sky Valley, CA2,5742601,3721,632
      Morongo Valley, CA3,0823091,6351,944
      Yucca Valley, CA21,3627321,3362,068
      Joshua Tree, CA6,9435382,8433,381
      Desert Hot Springs, CA28,0928762,3363,212

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harrison, NY28,082155593748
      Carlsbad, NM28,0799773,6564,633
      American Fork, UT28,127411,8731,915
      Oak Forest, IL28,0551871,0351,222
      Maryville, TN28,1511501,5741,724
      Desert Hot Springs, CA28,0928762,3363,212
      Source: The Desert Hot Springs, CA 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.