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DeSoto, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for DeSoto, Texas. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how DeSoto compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for DeSoto, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,911 total crimes reported in DeSoto, Texas (1,454 of them violent). Of the 1,791 crimes that transpire each year in DeSoto, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in DeSoto, Texas every 4 hours. This includes 21 murders, 101 rapes, and close to twelve thousand thefts (including 1,401 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in DeSoto, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in DeSoto has climbed by 24 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 21 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in DeSoto. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two thousand for DeSoto, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in DeSoto, Texas (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like DeSoto, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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