De Soto County had 760 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 3,078.08 per 100.000 population which is by 316.51% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 71 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Alachua and county Baker it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in De Soto is larceny/theft - 83 arrests followed by burglary - 82 and aggravated assault - 56 arrests.
Violent crime in De Soto County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 782.68% higher.