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Desoto, TX Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Desoto, Texas


Population: 48,798 in 2009

Desoto, TX Map
The Desoto, TX crime report and city information below can give residents and potential residents incite on their local area and surroundings. This information that was collected and published on this site is from the participation of over 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. These statistics are collected and published by the FBI on an annual basis for special studies and reports, on the cities in the United States. *
Desoto, TX Crime Categories
Desoto Law Enforcement
Desoto Violent Crimes
Desoto Forcible Rapes
Desoto Murders
Desoto Robbery
Desoto Aggravated Assaults
Desoto Property Crimes
Desoto Burglary
Desoto Larceny
Desoto Motor Vehicle
Desoto Arson
Desoto, TX Law Enforcement Statistics
Law Enforcement officers are individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically for sworn law enforcement representatives. (UCR Definition)
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Law Enforcement - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Total Employees
93
Officers
68
Civilians
25
Year
2008
Total Employees
104
Officers
69
Civilians
35
Year
2007
Total Employees
92
Officers
69
Civilians
23
Year
2006
Total Employees
80
Officers
68
Civilians
12
Desoto, TX Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Desoto, Texas law enforcement had 178 violent crimes reported. With a population of 48,798 in 2009, there were 36.5 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Desoto, Texas. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 103, 165 and 163, respectively .

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. Violent crimes involve force or threat of force. (UCR Definition)
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Violent Crimes - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
178
Occurrences (per 10k)
36.5
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
163
Occurrences (per 10k)
33.9
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
165
Occurrences (per 10k)
34.9
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
103
Occurrences (per 10k)
22.4
Desoto, TX Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Desoto, Texas had 1.6 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 48,798 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Desoto in 2009 was 8. There were 6 known offenses in 2006, 9 in 2007, and 8 in 2008.

Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape regardless of the age of the victim are included. Statutory offenses (no force used--victim under age of consent) are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Forcible Rape - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
8
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.6
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
8
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.7
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
9
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.9
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
6
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.3
Desoto, TX Murder Statistics
Desoto, Texas had 2 murders in 2009. With a total population of 48798 in 2009, there were 0.4 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Desoto, Texas. The murder rates in Desoto, Texas in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 2, 1 and 6, respectively.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. (UCR Definition)
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Murder - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
2
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.4
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
6
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.2
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
1
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.2
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
2
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.4
Desoto, TX Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Desoto, Texas in 2009 was 87. Desoto had 17.8 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 48,798 in 2009. In Desoto there were 61 offenses in 2006, 101 in 2007, and 103 in 2008.

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of--or threat to use--a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery. (UCR Definition)
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Assault - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
87
Occurrences (per 10k)
17.8
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
103
Occurrences (per 10k)
21.4
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
101
Occurrences (per 10k)
21.4
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
61
Occurrences (per 10k)
13.3
Desoto, TX Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Desoto, Texas had 81 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 48,798 in 2009 people living in Desoto, in 2009 there were 16.6 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 34 robberies in 2006, 54 in 2007 and 46 in 2008.

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (UCR Definition)
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Robbery - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
81
Occurrences (per 10k)
16.6
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
46
Occurrences (per 10k)
9.6
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
54
Occurrences (per 10k)
11.4
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
34
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.4
Desoto, TX Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Desoto, Texas had 1742 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Desoto was 48,798 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 357.0. Looking back at the previous three years in Desoto, Texas, you will see that there were 1415 property crimes in 2006, 1550 in 2007 and 1698 in 2008.

A property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force. Because of limited participation and varying collection procedures by local agencies, only limited data are available for arson. Arson statistics are included in trend, clearance, and arrest tables throughout Crime in the United States, but they are not included in any estimated volume data. The arson section in this report provides more information on that offense. (UCR Definition)
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Property Crime - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
1,742
Occurrences (per 10k)
357.0
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
1,698
Occurrences (per 10k)
352.8
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
1,550
Occurrences (per 10k)
328.0
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
1,415
Occurrences (per 10k)
308.2
Desoto, TX Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Desoto, Texas in 2009 was 604. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 48,798 in 2009 in 2009, Desoto, Texas had 123.8 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Desoto there were 446 burglary offenses in 2006, 526 in 2007, and 641 in 2008.

Burglary is defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as a burglary. Burglary in the UCR program is categorized into three sub classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry. (UCR Definition)

Did you know that a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds? In 2008, there were 2.4 billion burglaries in just the U.S.A! Property loss due to burglary totaled $4.3 billion in 2008, with an average loss of $1,991 per occurrence. You may qualify for a FREE home security system; simply fill out the form on the top of this page to get a free, no-obligation quote and protect yourself from being part of these statistics.
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Burglary - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
604
Occurrences (per 10k)
123.8
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
641
Occurrences (per 10k)
133.2
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
526
Occurrences (per 10k)
111.3
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
446
Occurrences (per 10k)
97.1
Desoto, TX Larceny Statistics
Desoto, Texas had 1010 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 48,798 in 2009 people living in Desoto that year, there were 207.0 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 835 larceny-thefts in 2006, 877 in 2007 and 935 in 2008.

Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft) is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Larceny - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
1,010
Occurrences (per 10k)
207.0
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
935
Occurrences (per 10k)
194.3
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
877
Occurrences (per 10k)
185.6
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
835
Occurrences (per 10k)
181.8
Desoto, TX Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Desoto, Texas law enforcement had 128 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 48,798 in 2009 in Desoto, there were 26.2 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 134, 147 and 122, respectively.

Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition. (UCR Definition)
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Motor Vehicle Crime - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
128
Occurrences (per 10k)
26.2
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
122
Occurrences (per 10k)
25.3
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
147
Occurrences (per 10k)
31.1
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
134
Occurrences (per 10k)
29.2
Desoto, TX Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Desoto in 2009 was 5. Desoto, Texas had 1.0 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 48,798 in 2009. In Desoto, Texas, the known offenses of arson were 9 in 2006, 5 in 2007, and 3 in 2008.

Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. (UCR Definition)
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Arson - Desoto, TX
Year
2009
Population
48,798
Occurrences
5
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.0
Year
2008
Population
48,131
Occurrences
3
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.6
Year
2007
Population
47,253
Occurrences
5
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.1
Year
2006
Population
45,918
Occurrences
9
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.0
*Disclaimer: Each year when the FBI crime statistics are published, we compile the rankings of cities and countries on our website. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Because of this, these numbers sometimes lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. SecurityGuide.com is not responsible for the accuracy or incompleteness of these figures.
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