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Total crime 165%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 201%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethany Beach/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime82n/a (estimate)6,5922,6752,489
Murder0n/a0.04.95.0
Rape1n/a80.431.842.6
Robbery2n/a160.881.181.6
Assault0n/a0.0304.7250.2
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)241423379
Burglary3n/a241.2304.8340.5
Theft76n/a6,109.31,782.71,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0164.7219.9
Property crime79n/a (estimate)6,3502,2522,110

Key findings

  • Bethany Beach crime rates are 165% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bethany Beach are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Bethany Beach you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bethany Beach is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bethany Beach has increased by 24%

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 415
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethany Beach is 1 in 16
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethany Beach is 1 in 16

      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, MD11,67665587652
      Millville, DE1,611138732870
      Ocean View, DE2,08746872917
      Henlopen Acres, DE1591719101,081
      Fenwick Island, DE3981719101,081
      South Bethany, DE42401,3491,349
      Berlin, MD4,538621,3781,440
      Bethany Beach, DE8712416,3506,592

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      White Springs, FL8717833,0033,786
      Camp Wood, TX8716343,6204,254
      Los Olivos, CA8711789421,120
      Winton, NC8715843,6994,283
      Lightstreet, PA8713361,5411,878
      Bethany Beach, DE8712416,3506,592
      Source: The Bethany Beach, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.