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63%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
67%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
63%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Desoto Lakes crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that Desoto Lakes crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The Desoto Lakes crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The Desoto Lakes crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDesoto Lakes/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)848 (estimate)1,8252,324
Murdern/an/an/a5.06.3
Rapen/an/an/a30.240.0
Robberyn/an/an/a33.666.1
Assaultn/an/an/a190.1268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)120 (estimate)259370
Burglaryn/an/an/a173.5269.8
Theftn/an/an/a1,254.71,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a138.0282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)728 (estimate)1,5661,954

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The Desoto Lakes crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Desoto Lakes as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Desoto Lakes crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Desoto Lakes crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Desoto Lakes crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Desoto Lakes are 67% lower than the national average
      • In Desoto Lakes you have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Desoto Lakes is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Desoto Lakes has decreased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Desoto Lakes (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Desoto Lakes

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Desoto Lakes is 1 in 831
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desoto Lakes is 1 in 138
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Desoto Lakes is 1 in 118

        Year Over Year Crime In Desoto Lakes (per 100,000 people)

        Desoto Lakes police department

        Item Desoto Lakes Florida National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a31,023558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

        Sex offenders in Florida

        State Total offenders Florida /100K National /100K
        Florida53,771330266
        There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

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        Source: The Desoto Lakes, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.