Desert Hot Springs, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Desert Hot Springs is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Desert Hot Springs is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Desert Hot Springs is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Desert Hot Springs has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Desert Hot Springs to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Desert Hot Springs to other communities of similar population, then Desert Hot Springs crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Desert Hot Springs does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Desert Hot Springs does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Desert Hot Springs.

For Desert Hot Springs, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Desert Hot Springs is one in 113.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Desert Hot Springs experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Desert Hot Springs's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Desert Hot Springs a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Desert Hot Springs is one in 42.

Importantly, we found that Desert Hot Springs has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Desert Hot Springs is one in 176.

Desert Hot Springs Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Desert Hot Springs Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

255

682

937

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.83

23.62

32.45

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
8.83
4.41
National Median: 4
    Desert Hot Springs
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 113

in Desert Hot Springs

1 in 227

in California

Desert Hot Springs VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 28,878
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 13 59 178
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.45 2.04 6.16

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
23.62
23.31
National Median: 21
    Desert Hot Springs
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Desert Hot Springs

1 in 43

in California

Desert Hot Springs Property CRIMES

Population: 28,878
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 301 217 164
Rate per 1,000 10.42 7.51 5.68

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Desert Hot Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
40
83
National Median: 28.3
    Desert Hot Springs
    California