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Total crime 106%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 138%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethany Beach/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime65n/a (estimate)5,3102,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape0n/a0.034.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.089.586.2
Assault1n/a81.7294.2246.8
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)82424381
Burglary3n/a245.1326.5376.0
Theft61n/a4,983.71,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0152.6228.9
Property crime64n/a (estimate)5,2292,3242,200

Key findings

  • Bethany Beach crime rates are 106% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bethany Beach are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Bethany Beach you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bethany Beach is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bethany Beach has decreased by 20%

Bethany Beach crime map

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      Daily Crime In Bethany Beach (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bethany Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bethany Beach is 1 in 1225
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethany Beach is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethany Beach is 1 in 19

      Year Over Year Crime In Bethany Beach (per 100,000 people)

      Bethany Beach police department

      ItemBethany BeachDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents10.15.43.3
      There are a total of 11 Bethany Beach police officers. This results in 10.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 88.3% greater than the Delaware average and 210.7% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Delaware

      StateTotal offendersDelaware /100KNational /100K
      Delaware4,039505266
      There are a total of 4,039 sex offenders in Delaware. This yields a total of 505 sex offenders in Delaware per 100,000 residents which is 90% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ocean Pines, MD11,676114425539
      Millville, DE1,611138756894
      Fenwick Island, DE3981719391,110
      Henlopen Acres, DE1591719391,110
      Ocean View, DE2,087931,1181,212
      South Bethany, DE42401,3491,349
      Berlin, MD4,538431,4811,524
      Bethany Beach, DE871825,2295,310

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Los Olivos, CA8711819621,142
      Winton, NC8715933,9144,507
      White Springs, FL8717812,7343,516
      Camp Wood, TX8716223,5834,206
      Hopedale, IL8714962,3712,867
      Bethany Beach, DE871825,2295,310
      Source: The Bethany Beach, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.