Reported Annual Crime In Elsmere

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElsmere/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime130n/a (estimate)2,1302,8942,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElsmere/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape0n/a0.034.741.7
Robbery2n/a32.8112.598.0
Assault14n/a229.4300.5248.9
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)262453383
Burglary29n/a475.3412.7430.4
Theft72n/a1,179.91,885.61,694.4
Vehicle theft13n/a213.0142.3237.4
Property crime114n/a (estimate)1,8682,4412,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Elsmere, DE for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Elsmere, DE is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Elsmere, DE crime rates are 26% lower than in comparison to the Delaware mean and are 22% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Elsmere, DE has a rate that is 42% lower than the Delaware average; compared to the United States, it is 32% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Elsmere, DE is 23% lower than its state's mean, and 21% lower than the country's average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Elsmere crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elsmere is 22% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.84 daily crimes that occur in Elsmere.
  • Elsmere is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elsmere you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elsmere has increased by 9%.

Compare Elsmere, DE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Elsmere (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Elsmere, DE on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Delaware. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Elsmere, DE (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Delaware state wide, are 1.36 times less than the state average and 1.29 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Elsmere, DE on a daily bases are 1.73 times less than than Delaware average and 1.46 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Elsmere, DE are 1.31 times less than the daily state average and 1.26 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Elsmere (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Elsmere, DE area in comparison to other Delaware communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Elsmere, DE being safer than 74% of cities in Delaware and 46% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, DE. In conclusion, Elsmere, DE now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elsmere

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elsmere is 1 in 382
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elsmere is 1 in 54
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elsmere is 1 in 47
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Elsmere, DE? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Elsmere, DE you have a 1 in 382 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 54 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elsmere, DE.

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

The year over year crime rate for Elsmere, DE is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Elsmere, DE has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 15% in Elsmere, DE, while property crimes in Elsmere, DE have increased by 9%. Crimes in total for Elsmere, DE have increased by 9% 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
Delaware3,609451222
There are a total of 3,609 sex offenders in Delaware. This yields a total of 451 sex offenders in Delaware per 100,000 residents which is 103% 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, PA2,58172380452
Greenville, DE2,26571383454
Toughkenamon, PA1,61382432514
Lima, PA2,06988464553
Alloway, NJ1,45796655752
West Grove, PA2,850124653777
Elsmere, DE6,1372621,8682,130

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Taylor, PA6,1369953,4244,419
Kennett Square, PA6,1391301,7491,878
Spring Ridge, MD6,1333821,6982,080
El Granada, CA6,132146812958
Kasson, MN6,1431111,2521,363
Elsmere, DE6,1372621,8682,130
Source: The Elsmere, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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