Reported Annual Crime In Georgetown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGeorgetown/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime467n/a (estimate)6,3642,8942,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGeorgetown/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape10n/a136.334.741.7
Robbery14n/a190.8112.598.0
Assault21n/a286.2300.5248.9
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)613453383
Burglary71n/a967.6412.7430.4
Theft344n/a4,687.91,885.61,694.4
Vehicle theft7n/a95.4142.3237.4
Property crime422n/a (estimate)5,7512,4412,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Georgetown, DE. The total number of reported crimes in Georgetown, DE is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Georgetown, DE crime rate is 120% higher than the Delaware average and is 132% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Georgetown, DE has a violent crime rate that is 35% higher than the Delaware average and 60% higher than the national average. For property crime, Georgetown, DE is 136% higher than the Delaware average and 143% higher than the national average.
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The Georgetown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Georgetown 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 Georgetown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Georgetown is 132% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.44 daily crimes that occur in Georgetown.
  • Georgetown is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Georgetown you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Georgetown has increased by 5%.

Compare Georgetown, DE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Georgetown (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Georgetown, DE per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Delaware and on a national scale. In Georgetown, DE the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.20 times more than the Delaware average and 2.32 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Georgetown, DE is 1.35 times more than the Delaware average and 1.60 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Georgetown, DE has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.36 times more than the Delaware average and 2.43 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Georgetown (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Georgetown, DE in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Delaware as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Georgetown, DE to other cities in the state and across the country, Georgetown, DE is 18% safer than other cities of Delaware and 7% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Delaware cities and all around the United States, Georgetown, DE has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Georgetown, DE crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Georgetown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Georgetown is 1 in 164
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Georgetown is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Georgetown is 1 in 16
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Georgetown, DE? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Georgetown, DE, you have a 1 in 164 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 18. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Georgetown, DE is 1 in 16.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Georgetown, DE is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Georgetown, DE has decreased by 25%, the amount of property crime in Georgetown, DE has increased by 9%, and the total amount of crime in Georgetown, DE has increased by 5% year to year.

Georgetown police department

ItemGeorgetownDelawareNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16962558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.45.43.3
There are a total of 16 Georgetown police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.8% less than the Delaware average and 25.4% 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
Millville, DE1,611147794941
Frankford, DE8401031,3421,445
Ocean View, DE2,0871891,2751,464
Ellendale, DE4214651,1631,628
Long Neck, DE2,6562551,3751,630
Milton, DE2,7562391,5691,808
Bridgeville, DE2,3972561,6201,876
Georgetown, DE6,9176135,7516,364

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Upper Sandusky, OH6,9172302,4352,665
Forest Glen, MD6,9152871,2741,561
Kaufman, TX6,9193852,0892,474
Plaquemine, LA6,9204462,9433,389
Tappan, NY6,913126536663
Georgetown, DE6,9176135,7516,364
Source: The Georgetown, 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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