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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 64%
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 peopleDelray Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,931n/a (estimate)4,1892,6672,580
Murder6n/a8.65.25.0
Rape27n/a38.639.642.6
Robbery84n/a120.179.386.2
Assault292n/a417.3260.8246.8
Violent crime409n/a (estimate)585385381
Burglary279n/a398.7337.7376.0
Theft2,038n/a2,912.71,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft205n/a293.0193.3228.9
Property crime2,522n/a (estimate)3,6042,2822,200

Key findings

  • Delray Beach crime rates are 62% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Delray Beach are 54% higher than the national average
  • In Delray Beach you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Delray Beach is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Delray Beach has decreased by 13%

Delray Beach crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Delray Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Delray Beach, per 100,000 residents. In Delray Beach, the total number of daily crimes is 1.57 times more than the Florida average and 1.62 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Delray Beach are 1.52 times more than the Florida average and 1.54 times more than the national average. For property crime, Delray Beach has a daily crime rate that is 1.58 times more than the Florida average and 1.64 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Delray Beach (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Delray Beach to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Delray Beach safe? The gauges above illustrate that Delray Beach is safer than 21% of every city located within Florida along with 11% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Delray Beach, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Delray Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Delray Beach is 1 in 172
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Delray Beach is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Delray Beach is 1 in 24
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Delray Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 172. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Delray Beach is 1 in 24.

      Year Over Year Crime In Delray Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Delray Beach is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Delray Beach has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 2% in Delray Beach, while property crimes in Delray Beach have decreased by 15%. Total crime has decreased by 13% year over year.

      Delray Beach police department

      ItemDelray BeachFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21231,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.44.23.3
      There are a total of 212 Delray Beach police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.3% less than the Florida average and 5.1% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Palm Beach, FL1,3090138138
      Gulf Stream, FL6600338338
      Highland Beach, FL3,68978625703
      Parkland, FL28,354113711823
      Hillsboro Beach, FL1,46798785883
      Hillsboro Pines, FL5101569221,077
      Golf, FL2131569221,077
      Delray Beach, FL65,0445853,6044,189

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Clemente, CA65,0821741,3741,548
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,9841219581,079
      Marysville, WA64,9552422,2062,449
      Youngstown, OH65,1616663,5554,220
      Rockville, MD65,1712601,1281,388
      Delray Beach, FL65,0445853,6044,189
      Source: The Delray Beach, FL 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.