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Total crime 51%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 52%
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 peopleClayton/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42n/a (estimate)1,2182,6752,489
Murder0n/a0.04.95.0
Rape0n/a0.031.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.081.181.6
Assault7n/a203.0304.7250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)203423379
Burglary11n/a319.0304.8340.5
Theft24n/a696.11,782.71,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0164.7219.9
Property crime35n/a (estimate)1,0152,2522,110

Key findings

  • Clayton crime rates are 51% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Clayton are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Clayton you have a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Clayton is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Clayton has decreased by 11%

Clayton crime map

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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 493
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clayton is 1 in 99
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Clayton is 1 in 83

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Townsend, DE2,320149793942
      Highland Acres, DE3,7921881,0011,189
      Cecilton, MD1,0362299851,215
      Kent Acres, DE2,3481951,0371,231
      Rodney Village, DE1,4742091,1141,323
      Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE3,7442131,1341,347
      Woodside East, DE2,4522491,3261,575
      Clayton, DE3,0802031,0151,218

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Edgewood, PA3,08083379462
      La Center, WA3,079901,2331,324
      Fairport Harbor, OH3,0811561,0961,252
      Williams, AZ3,0798002,0302,830
      Rural Hall, NC3,0792101,3301,540
      Clayton, DE3,0802031,0151,218
      Source: The Clayton, 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.