Desoto County, MS Arrest Records

Desoto County, MS is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.20 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Jones, Jackson, Panola, Lamar, Harrison counties in Mississippi.
Desoto County, MS property crime rate is 2.59 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 238 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that increased by 5.31% compared to 2015.

Desoto County, MS Crime Rate

Total arrests in Desoto County in 2016 increased by 5.15% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 31 to 36 while non-violent crime increased by 4.37% from 435 to 454.

5 Crimes In Desoto County, MS in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 238
Burglary 200
Aggravated assault 27
Motor vehicle theft 16
Robbery 6

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Desoto County increased by 16.13% from 2015. In 2016 violent crime rate in Desoto County was 95.63% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.02%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Desoto County increased by 4.37% from 2015. In 2016 property crime rate in Desoto County was 90.9% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.259%.

How Desoto stands up against other counties

Desoto vs. Rankin

You’ll be in more safety in Desoto compared to Rankin county that had 56.98% higher crime rate compared to Desoto county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0133 in Rankin county.
Burglary rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.9785 in Rankin county.

Desoto vs. Harrison

You’ll be in more safety in Desoto compared to Harrison county that had 89.57% higher crime rate compared to Desoto county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0492 in Harrison county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.6347 in Harrison county.

Names with the most arrests in Desoto

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Desoto, Mississippi, the most crimes, that's 31.65% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 31-40.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Desoto County is 0.92% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 0.76 daily crimes that occur in Desoto County.
  • Desoto, MS is safer than Rankin.
  • In Desoto County you have a 1 in 358 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Desoto, MS have increased by 5.15%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Desoto, MS

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  • Arrest Date: 01-18-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 33
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 5' 5"
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Mississippi
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  • State: Mississippi
  • Total Bond: 7000
  • Booking Date: 2020-01-18 15:40:09
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  • Summary: James Erwin lee Williams was arrested on January 18, 2020. He is 33 years old, 5' 5" tall, weighs 160 lbs and has brown eyes. Williams is charged with VIOLATION OF PROBATION, CONTEMPT OF COURT by police near DeSoto, Mississippi. bond was set at unknown as individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To learn more about this incident including upcoming court dates, you may contact the following: DeSoto County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 01-17-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 28
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Mississippi
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  • Total Bond: 250
  • Booking Date: 2020-01-18 00:24:16
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  • Summary: 28-year-old Nicholas Andrew Terrell was arrested in DeSoto, Mississippi for Drivers License - Suspended Or Revoked, License Tag, Switched, No Liability Insurance on January 17, 2020.He is 6' 1" tall, weighs 190 lbs and has brown eyes. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. DeSoto County Law Enforcement and others with information about this arrest and related court dates can be contacted for updated information on this arrest.
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  • Arrest Date: 01-18-2020 02:10:00
  • Age: 43
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Mississippi
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  • Booking Date: 2020-01-18 14:10:00
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  • Summary: Arrested on January 18, 2020 was Charles Talley. The 43-year-old Talley was arrested by DeSoto County Law Enforcement. He is 5' 4" tall, weighs 185 lbs and has brown eyes. Bond was set at unknown amount for the charge because Talley is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Police agencies listed here may assist with more information including court dates: DeSoto County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 01-18-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 22
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 8"
  • Weight: 123 lbs
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Mississippi
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  • State: Mississippi
  • Total Bond: 1000
  • Booking Date: 2020-01-18 04:26:56
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  • Summary: DeSoto County Law Enforcement arrested 22-year-old Harrison Reid Smith on January 18, 2020. The charge against Smith is CARELESS DRIVING, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE-1ST OFFENSE. He weighs 123 lbs with blond hair and blue eyes;  Smith and all others arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To get more information about this arrest, contact one of the local police agencies below: DeSoto County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 01-18-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 25
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 150 lbs
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Mississippi
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  • Total Bond: 500
  • Booking Date: 2020-01-18 13:54:24
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  • Summary: On January 18, 2020, Lauretta Rebecca Schwartz, 25, was arrested by police near DeSoto, Mississippi and charged with POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA. She is 5' 7" tall, weighs 150 lbs and has blue eyes. POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA, but all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is possible to find out more about Schwartz’s status, including court dates, by contacting one of the local agencies listed below: DeSoto County Law Enforcement