DeSoto, TX
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The crime rate in DeSoto is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 DeSoto is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, DeSoto is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, DeSoto has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare DeSoto to other communities of similar population, then DeSoto crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how DeSoto 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 DeSoto 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 DeSoto.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in DeSoto occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in DeSoto; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 311. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that DeSoto's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes DeSoto 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 DeSoto is one in 36.

DeSoto Crime Data

 
Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

DeSoto Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

169

1,460

1,629

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.22

27.82

31.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
DeSoto 3.22
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 311

in DeSoto

1 in 243

in Texas
DeSoto VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 52,486
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 19 70 78
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.36 1.33 1.49
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
DeSoto 27.82
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in DeSoto

1 in 35

in Texas
DeSoto Property CRIMES
Population: 52,486
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 321 1,010 129
Rate per 1,000 6.12 19.24 2.46
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

DeSoto Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
DeSoto 75
Texas 30