Reported Annual Crime In Elsmere

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElsmere/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime179n/a (estimate)2,9113,2752,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElsmere/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.95.3
Rape2n/a32.532.440.4
Robbery5n/a81.3142.7102.8
Assault21n/a341.5327.8248.5
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)455509386
Burglary29n/a471.6527.6468.9
Theft107n/a1,740.12,078.71,745.0
Vehicle theft15n/a243.9159.7236.9
Property crime151n/a (estimate)2,4562,7662,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Elsmere, DE for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Elsmere, DE is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Elsmere, DE crime rates are 11% lower than in comparison to the Delaware mean and are 3% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Elsmere, DE has a rate that is 11% lower than the Delaware average; compared to the United States, it is 18% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Elsmere, DE is 11% lower than its state's mean, and equal to the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chester Heights, PA2,56864353418
Greenville, DE2,28680434514
Lima, PA2,34584463547
Toughkenamon, PA2,00286472558
Avondale, PA1,587107593700
West Grove, PA2,856117646763
Rose Valley, PA885128704832
Elsmere, DE6,1494552,4562,911

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elsmere is 3% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.98 daily crimes that occur in Elsmere.
  • Elsmere is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elsmere you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elsmere has increased by 49%.

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Daily Crime In Elsmere (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Elsmere, DE on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Delaware. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Elsmere, DE (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Delaware state wide, are 1.12 times less than the state average and 1.03 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Elsmere, DE on a daily bases are 1.12 times less than than Delaware average and 1.18 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Elsmere, DE are 1.13 times less than the daily state average and 1.00 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Elsmere (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Elsmere, DE area in comparison to other Delaware communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Elsmere, DE being safer than 50% of cities in Delaware and 26% 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 Elsmere, DE. In conclusion, Elsmere, DE now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elsmere

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elsmere is 1 in 220
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elsmere is 1 in 41
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elsmere is 1 in 35
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Elsmere, DE? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Elsmere, DE you have a 1 in 220 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elsmere, DE.

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

The year over year crime rate for Elsmere, DE is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Elsmere, DE has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 100% in Elsmere, DE, while property crimes in Elsmere, DE have increased by 43%. Crimes in total for Elsmere, DE have increased by 49% year over year.

Elsmere police department

ItemElsmereDelawareNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14962556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.25.43.3
There are a total of 14 Elsmere police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58.2% less than the Delaware average and 31.3% 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.

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Vancleave, MS6,1471901,8792,069
Eudora, KS6,1523062,1702,476
Satsuma, AL6,1451131,3091,422
Grafton, OH6,14566622688
Elsmere, DE6,1494552,4562,911
Source: The Elsmere, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.