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Safest Cities In Delaware 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • North Star, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,567
76
  • Hockessin, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,702
  • If you're looking for beautiful suburban neighbourhoods surrounded by a peaceful natural setting then Hockessin is a city that you find very appealing. Living in Hockessin has been a wonderful…[read more]
87
  • Pike Creek, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,466
73
  • Middletown, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,045
  • This is a very boring place. no jobs, a lot of people get hired at the warehouse call amazon. Com temporarily through a temp agency. Or the little gas stations such as Wawa and Walmart or Food Lion and…[read more]
68
  • Elsmere, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,137
72
  • Newark, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,941
  • Newark, DE is filled with lots of fun activities that are ideal for families or friends. If you've been living in the area for a while and have run out of things to do, here are a few suggestions that…[read more]
71
  • Smyrna, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,081
  • I do not regret moving to Smyrna. I enjoy waking up in this town. It is small but with a big personality. The city has a lot to offer to the residents. From many amenities to schools and employment. I…[read more]
80
  • Pike Creek Valley, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,077
  • If you are looking for a place to live that gives you a decent commute to Philly, but yet gives you a great community to reside in, then consider living in Pike Creek Valley, Delaware. I have lived here…[read more]
69
  • Glasgow, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,230
  • A pet-friendly suburb of Newark. It isn't like Newark at all. There is very little night-life. It is the beginning of the South, It is the home of the norhernmost ABC stores, cottonmouth snakes, and…[read more]
77
  • Edgemoor, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,335
67
  • Claymont, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,943
66
  • Wilmington Manor, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,923
60
  • Brookside, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,853
  • Thinking back of living in Brookside, DE I happened to glanace at the official city's activities page. It does list larger items such as the car show in nearby Newark, DE. What really defines the town…[read more]
72
  • New Castle, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,372
71
  • Bear, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,904
  • I'm the type of person that absolutely thrives on freedom and diversity. That's why when I visit my friends living in the City of Bear, DE, I enjoy myself so much. You can truly find your niche here.…[read more]
62
  • Georgetown, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,917
57
  • Milford, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,532
  • After being a resident of Milford, Delaware for the past 2 years I cannot recommend it highly enough... as a place to avoid at all costs! There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this place. Someone…[read more]
57
  • Dover, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,351
  • I agree with the previous poster. This town has an extremely high amount of crime. I heard the stories about Dover when I lived in another state with the drugs, home invasions and other violent crime. …[read more]
55
  • Seaford, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,417
56
  • Wilmington, DE
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,502
  • I first visited Wilmington, DE as a child and was taken back by the beauty of the cobble stone streets. The largest city in Delaware, Wilmington is filled with history. One of the first cities in the…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Delaware. Finding the safest places to live in Delaware can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Delaware with a population over 5,000.

The Delaware cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Delaware? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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