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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 16%
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.
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 peopleDelaware/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,052 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)274 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,779 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Delaware crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Delaware are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Delaware you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Delaware is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Delaware has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Delaware (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Delaware

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Delaware is 1 in 366
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Delaware is 1 in 57
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Delaware is 1 in 49

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

      Delaware police department

      ItemDelawareIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Dyersville, IA4,180118683801
      Strawberry Point, IA1,357118767885
      Manchester, IA5,0832021,7351,936
      Ryan, IA3642881,8732,161
      New Vienna, IA3812951,9132,207
      Worthington, IA4203031,9662,269
      Delhi, IA4453041,9762,280
      Delaware, IA1332741,7792,052

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dodge, WI1333811,9152,296
      Austwell, TX1334982,8433,341
      Little Sioux, IA1334172,7053,122
      Heckscherville, PA1334722,1652,638
      Huron, KS1336343,5674,201
      Delaware, IA1332741,7792,052
      Source: The Delaware, IA 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.