Desoto is a really great city. As a resident, I know from experience. Desoto ISD is a recognized district. In researching crime and things like that I think it would be best research neighborhood statistics instead a geographical zip code, since it encompasses such a vast area. The best way to research neighborhoods would be to contact the local police department and they can assist you.
If you have any questions about real estate in DFW Metroplex please feel free to contact me directly.
Contacting your local police department woudl be the easiest and most pain free way. Some crimes wont be published online especially if the local authorities are fluffing their numbers. Meaning not reporting events were someone was not apprehended and arrested. In most case some open investigations are never reported. I could go on forever however if you need any further assistance feel free to call.
Keller Williams Realty
Real Estate Consultant/ 3xUS Army Vet