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DeSoto County Crime Report (2008)

Total Crime (2008)
Population: 34,487
# of Total Crime: 1,342
Firearm Involved**: 34
Rate*: 34,487

Type of Crime DeSoto County Florida
NumberRate*NumberRate*
TotalAll** 1,3423,891.3 883,9054,699.8
Property Crimes 1,087 3,151.9 757,833 4,029.5
Violent Crimes** 255 739.4 126,072 670.3
Firearm Involved Violent Crimes 34 98.6 34,605 184.0
MurderAll25.8 1,1686.2
Firearm Involved25.8 7804.1
Forcible Sex OffensesAll1029.0 10,82357.5
Firearm Involved00.0 2221.2
RobberyAll60174.0 36,232192.6
Firearm Involved1131.9 16,91789.9
Aggravated AssaultAll183530.6 77,849413.9
Firearm Involved2160.9 16,66688.6
Manslau
-ghter***
All00.0 1490.8
Firearm Involved00.0 200.1
Motor Vehicle Theft76220.4 63,437337.3
Burglary3881,125.1 188,1591,000.5
Larceny6231,806.5 506,2372,691.7

Without FirearmFirearm Involved
Manslaughter 0 0
Murder 0 2
Forcible Sex Offenses 10 0
Robbery 49 11
Aggravated Assault 162 21


*: Per 100,000 population.
**: Does not include manslaughter.
***: Total crime does not include manslaughter .
DNR: Did not report.

Note: Florida has adopted a "Forcible Sex Offense" category that is not used at the Federal level. Florida's Forcible Sex Offenses (FSO) include forcible rape, attempted rape, forcible sodomy, and forcible fondling. Users of this site will note that various reports will use either a Forcible Rape or a FSO category in Index Offenses. When Forcible Rape is presented it includes rape and attempted rape only while forcible sodomy and forcible fondling are included in aggravated assault.

Note: Percent changes in number and rate should be interpreted with caution. In small counties with low numbers of crime, a small increase in crime can produce a large percent change.

Note: Dade County was renamed "Miami-Dade County" in 1997. All county and jurisdictional data 1998 to date reflects this change. This change affects the alphabetical order of Miami-Dade County. Please note this change when downloading time series data earlier than 1998.

SOURCE: Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida, Florida uniform crime report [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL: FDLE.


Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement  
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