Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Desert Hot Springs, CA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, Desert Hot Springs has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21. Within California, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Desert Hot Springs.

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 122.

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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Desert Hot Springs is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Desert Hot Springs, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

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 83.

Desert Hot Springs Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Desert Hot Springs Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

232

1,112

1,344

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.19

39.24

47.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Desert Hot Springs 8.19
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 122

in Desert Hot Springs

1 in 235

in California

Desert Hot Springs VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 28,335
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 16 62 147
Rate per 1,000 0.25 0.56 2.19 5.19

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Desert Hot Springs 39.24
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Desert Hot Springs

1 in 38

in California

Desert Hot Springs Property CRIMES

Population: 28,335
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 459 312 341
Rate per 1,000 16.20 11.01 12.03

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Desert Hot Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Desert Hot Springs 57
California 90