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De Soto Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for De Soto Parish, Louisiana. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how De Soto Parish compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for De Soto Parish, Louisiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,833 total crimes reported in De Soto Parish, Louisiana (292 of them violent). Of the 472 crimes that take place per year in De Soto Parish, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in De Soto Parish, Louisiana every 18 hours. This includes 2 murders, 18 rapes, and at least two thousand thefts (including 168 car thefts).

Total Crime in De Soto Parish, Louisiana (2001-2005, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2006 or 2007, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in De Soto Parish, Louisiana for 6 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in De Soto Parish has been reduced by 28%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 56%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 6 years in De Soto Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for De Soto Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in De Soto Parish, Louisiana (2001-2005, 2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in parishes like De Soto Parish, Louisiana (2001-2005, 2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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