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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 35%
Property crime 38%
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 peopleDesert Shores/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,556 (estimate)2,7722,489
Murdern/an/an/a4.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a37.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a132.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a267.1250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)248 (estimate)441379
Burglaryn/an/an/a386.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a358.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,309 (estimate)2,3312,110

Key findings

  • Desert Shores crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Desert Shores are 35% lower than the national average
  • In Desert Shores you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Desert Shores is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Desert Shores has decreased by 2%

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

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Desert Shores

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Desert Shores is 1 in 404
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desert Shores is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Desert Shores is 1 in 65

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

      Desert Shores police department

      ItemDesert ShoresCaliforniaNational
      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.

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      Vista Santa Rosa, CA3,7753151,6681,983
      North Shore, CA3,1993361,7762,112
      Oasis, CA4,3744582,4222,880
      Salton City, CA5,2175743,0323,606
      Mecca, CA8,8636193,2723,891
      Desert Shores, CA1,1732481,3091,556

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      Donald, OR1,1731231,1831,306
      Warrenville, SC1,1732471,4231,671
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      Latta, OK1,1721861,2221,407
      Winona, MO1,1722771,4771,755
      Desert Shores, CA1,1732481,3091,556
      Source: The Desert Shores, 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.