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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 73%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleClayton/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime22n/a (estimate)6152,3932,346
Murder0n/a0.07.46.5
Rape0n/a0.026.438.4
Robbery0n/a0.070.973.9
Assault3n/a83.9327.1279.7
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)84432388
Burglary2n/a55.9254.2314.2
Theft16n/a447.31,538.51,398.0
Vehicle theft1n/a28.0168.7246.0
Property crime19n/a (estimate)5311,9611,958

Key findings

  • Clayton crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Clayton are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Clayton you have a 1 in 163 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Clayton is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Clayton has decreased by 50%

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      Daily Crime In Clayton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clayton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clayton is 1 in 1193
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clayton is 1 in 189
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Clayton is 1 in 163

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

      Clayton police department

      ItemClaytonDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.75.43.3
      There are a total of 8 Clayton police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50.3% less than the Delaware average and 18% less 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Townsend, DE2,320152690842
      Cecilton, MD1,0362028131,015
      Highland Acres, DE3,7921928721,064
      Kent Acres, DE2,3481999031,102
      Rodney Village, DE1,4742149701,184
      Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE3,7442179871,205
      Woodside East, DE2,4522541,1551,409
      Clayton, DE3,08084531615

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Edgewood, PA3,080105445550
      Williams, AZ3,0791,3452,1093,455
      Rural Hall, NC3,0792361,2561,493
      La Center, WA3,0791731,8211,995
      West Wareham, MA3,081210715924
      Clayton, DE3,08084531615
      Source: The Clayton, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.