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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 4%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethel/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,700 (estimate)2,7482,580
Murdern/an/an/a5.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a34.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a89.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a294.2246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)417 (estimate)424381
Burglaryn/an/an/a326.5376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a152.6228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,284 (estimate)2,3242,200

Key findings

  • Bethel crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bethel are 9% higher than the national average
  • In Bethel you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bethel is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bethel has decreased by 16%

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The Bethel crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bethel as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bethel crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bethel (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bethel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bethel is 1 in 241
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethel is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethel is 1 in 38

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

      Bethel police department

      ItemBethelDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.43.3

      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

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      Hebron, MD1,1922411,0471,288
      Pittsville, MD1,3352441,0601,304
      Bridgeville, DE2,3971691,3941,562
      Blades, DE1,302691,5931,662
      Delmar, MD3,1753411,9832,324
      Delmar, DE1,7923312,8733,204
      Brookview, MD486482,8113,459
      Bethel, DE1814172,2842,700

      Cities with similar population

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      Sweden Valley, PA1814152,0192,434
      Barnett, MO1817884,1534,941
      Force, PA1814912,3932,884
      Dodson, MT1815833,8884,471
      Lime Ridge, WI1814232,2342,657
      Bethel, DE1814172,2842,700
      Source: The Bethel, 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.