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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 53%
Property crime 52%
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 peopleDesoto Lakes/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,240 (estimate)2,6672,580
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.642.6
Robberyn/an/an/a79.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a260.8246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)179 (estimate)385381
Burglaryn/an/an/a337.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a193.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,061 (estimate)2,2822,200

Key findings

  • Desoto Lakes crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Desoto Lakes are 53% lower than the national average
  • In Desoto Lakes you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Desoto Lakes is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Desoto Lakes has decreased by 9%

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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 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 Desoto Lakes crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 559
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desoto Lakes is 1 in 95
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Desoto Lakes is 1 in 81

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

      Desoto Lakes police department

      ItemDesoto LakesFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a31,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Anna Maria, FL1,12854320374
      Longboat Key, FL7,15827735762
      The Meadows, FL4,100122726848
      South Sarasota, FL5,032125742867
      Osprey, FL6,561125742867
      Siesta Key, FL5,782125742867
      Whitfield, FL3,3621498851,035
      Desoto Lakes, FL3,9821791,0611,240

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Berne, IN3,9820794794
      Enon, VA3,9811189851,103
      Bloomfield Hills, MI3,98450599649
      Laurel, DE3,9849794,0975,075
      Alexandria, AL3,9802591,4051,664
      Desoto Lakes, FL3,9821791,0611,240
      Source: The Desoto Lakes, FL 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.