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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 26%
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 peopleDelaware City/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40n/a (estimate)2,1802,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape1n/a54.534.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.089.586.2
Assault9n/a490.5294.2246.8
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)545424381
Burglary3n/a163.5326.5376.0
Theft27n/a1,471.41,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0152.6228.9
Property crime30n/a (estimate)1,6352,3242,200

Key findings

  • Delaware City crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Delaware City are 43% higher than the national average
  • In Delaware City you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Delaware City is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Delaware City has decreased by 39%

Delaware City crime map

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The Delaware City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Delaware City 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 Delaware City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Delaware City (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Delaware City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Delaware City is 1 in 184
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Delaware City is 1 in 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Delaware City is 1 in 46

      Year Over Year Crime In Delaware City (per 100,000 people)

      Delaware City police department

      ItemDelaware CityDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.75.43.3
      There are a total of 3 Delaware City police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.6% less than the Delaware average and 46.5% 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
      Greenville, DE2,26567365431
      Alloway, NJ1,45788592679
      St. Georges, DE1,097131720851
      Bellefonte, DE1,253148814962
      North Star, DE7,567149815964
      Townsend, DE2,320149818967
      Hockessin, DE13,7021628851,047
      Delaware City, DE1,8725451,6352,180

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Enterprise, OR1,8721301,3111,441
      McCrory, AR1,8727181,4362,154
      Meyersdale, PA1,872000
      Clayton, GA1,8723983,0483,445
      Caledonia, MI1,871122449571
      Delaware City, DE1,8725451,6352,180
      Source: The Delaware City, 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.