Reported Annual Crime In Dover

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDover/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,278n/a (estimate)6,0443,1902,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDover/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a18.66.74.9
Rape13n/a34.536.038.6
Robbery50n/a132.7130.6101.9
Assault214n/a567.8325.7237.8
Violent crime284n/a (estimate)753499373
Burglary84n/a222.9504.6491.4
Theft1,852n/a4,913.62,061.61,775.4
Vehicle theft58n/a153.9124.9220.2
Property crime1,994n/a (estimate)5,2902,6912,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Dover, DE is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 89% higher than the average of crimes committed in Delaware. It is also 111% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Dover, DE shows a crime rate that is 51% higher than the Delaware average. The crime rate is also 102% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Dover, DE is shown to be 97% higher than the Delaware average and 113% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Dover is 111% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.56 daily crimes that occur in Dover.
  • Dover is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Dover you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Dover has increased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Dover (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dover, DE per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Delaware as well as national figures. In Dover, DE the total number of daily crimes is 1.89 times more than the Delaware average and 2.11 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Dover, DE are 1.51 times more than the Delaware average and 2.02 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Dover, DE has a daily crime rate that is 1.97 times more than the Delaware average and 2.13 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Dover (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Dover, DE area in comparison to other Delaware communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Dover, DE being safer than 23% of cities in Delaware and 7% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Delaware cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Dover, DE. In conclusion, Dover, DE now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dover

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dover is 1 in 133
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dover is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Dover is 1 in 17
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Dover, DE? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Dover, DE, then there is a 1 in 133 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 17 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Dover, DE.

Year Over Year Crime In Dover (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Dover, DE is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Dover, DE has increased by 17% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 6% year over year. Total crimes for Dover, DE has increased by 8% in the same time frame.

Dover police department

ItemDoverDelawareNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)120962556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.25.43.3
There are a total of 120 Dover police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.5% less than the Delaware average and 0.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Delaware

StateTotal offendersDelaware /100KNational /100K
Delaware3,609451222
There are a total of 3,609 sex offenders in Delaware. This yields a total of 451 sex offenders in Delaware per 100,000 residents which is 103% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Viola, DE178000
Kenton, DE242000
Frederica, DE1,0850726726
Riverview, DE2,7611849941,179
Clayton, DE2,9892259961,221
Dover, DE36,8267535,2906,044

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Source: The Dover, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.