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Total crime 210%
Violent crime 374%
Property crime 181%
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 peopleDewey Beach/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31n/a (estimate)7,9902,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape1n/a257.734.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.089.586.2
Assault6n/a1,546.4294.2246.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)1,804424381
Burglary4n/a1,030.9326.5376.0
Theft20n/a5,154.61,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0152.6228.9
Property crime24n/a (estimate)6,1862,3242,200

Key findings

  • Dewey Beach crime rates are 210% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dewey Beach are 374% higher than the national average
  • In Dewey Beach you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dewey Beach is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dewey Beach has decreased by 17%

Dewey Beach crime map

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dewey Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dewey Beach is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dewey Beach is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dewey Beach is 1 in 13

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

      Dewey Beach police department

      ItemDewey BeachDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents28.55.43.3
      There are a total of 10 Dewey Beach police officers. This results in 28.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 431.1% greater than the Delaware average and 776.2% greater 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
      Millville, DE1,611138756894
      Henlopen Acres, DE1591719391,110
      Ocean View, DE2,087931,1181,212
      South Bethany, DE42401,3491,349
      Long Neck, DE2,6562391,3091,548
      Milton, DE2,75601,5851,585
      Lewes, DE2,9552232,0742,297
      Dewey Beach, DE2891,8046,1867,990

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blue, OK2896233,8434,465
      Bloomingdale, IN2895002,8513,351
      Adelphi, OH2893943,0613,455
      Juda, WI2893982,1032,501
      Diggins, MO2896273,3053,932
      Dewey Beach, DE2891,8046,1867,990
      Source: The Dewey Beach, 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.