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Total crime 23%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 28%
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 peopleElsmere/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime120n/a (estimate)1,9892,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape2n/a33.234.942.6
Robbery6n/a99.589.586.2
Assault17n/a281.8294.2246.8
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)414424381
Burglary32n/a530.4326.5376.0
Theft48n/a795.61,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft15n/a248.6152.6228.9
Property crime95n/a (estimate)1,5752,3242,200

Key findings

  • Elsmere crime rates are 23% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elsmere are 9% higher than the national average
  • In Elsmere you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elsmere is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elsmere has decreased by 7%

Elsmere crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Elsmere (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Elsmere on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Delaware and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Elsmere (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Delaware, are 1.38 times less than the state average and 1.30 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Elsmere on a daily basis are 1.02 times less than than Delaware average and 1.09 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Elsmere are 1.48 times less than the daily state average and 1.40 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Elsmere (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Elsmere in comparison to other Delaware communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Elsmere safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Elsmere being safer than 59% of cities in Delaware and 31% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Delaware cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Elsmere. In conclusion, Elsmere ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elsmere

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elsmere is 1 in 242
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elsmere is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elsmere is 1 in 51
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Elsmere, Delaware you have a 1 in 242 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elsmere.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Elsmere is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Elsmere has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 58% in Elsmere, while property crimes in Elsmere have decreased by 16%. Total crime has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Elsmere police department

      ItemElsmereDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.25.43.3
      There are a total of 14 Elsmere police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58.2% less than the Delaware average and 31% 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
      Avondale, PA1,430000
      Chester Heights, PA2,58171343414
      Greenville, DE2,26567365431
      Toughkenamon, PA1,61380390470
      Lima, PA2,06986420506
      Swarthmore, PA6,21864527590
      Alloway, NJ1,45788592679
      Elsmere, DE6,1374141,5751,989

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Taylor, PA6,1366452,2922,938
      Kennett Square, PA6,1391611,2441,405
      Spring Ridge, MD6,1333581,5541,912
      El Granada, CA6,132145774919
      Kasson, MN6,14316124140
      Elsmere, DE6,1374141,5751,989
      Source: The Elsmere, 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.