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Total crime 89%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 96%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGeorgetown/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime355n/a (estimate)4,6972,6752,489
Murder0n/a0.04.95.0
Rape1n/a13.231.842.6
Robbery11n/a145.581.181.6
Assault31n/a410.2304.7250.2
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)569423379
Burglary46n/a608.6304.8340.5
Theft256n/a3,387.11,782.71,549.5
Vehicle theft10n/a132.3164.7219.9
Property crime312n/a (estimate)4,1282,2522,110

Key findings

  • Georgetown crime rates are 89% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Georgetown are 50% higher than the national average
  • In Georgetown you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Georgetown is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Georgetown has decreased by 16%

Georgetown crime map

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      Daily Crime In Georgetown (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Georgetown, DE per 100,000 people. In Georgetown, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.76 times more than the Delaware average and 1.89 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Georgetown is 1.35 times more than the Delaware average and 1.50 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Georgetown has a daily crime rate that is 1.83 times more than the Delaware average and 1.96 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Georgetown (higher is better)

      Is Georgetown safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Delaware as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Georgetown to other cities in the state and across the country, Georgetown is 29% safer than other cities of Delaware and 10% safer than other cities in the nation. Georgetown has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Georgetown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Georgetown is 1 in 176
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Georgetown is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Georgetown is 1 in 22
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Georgetown? In Georgetown, you have a 1 in 176 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 25. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Georgetown, DE is 1 in 22.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Georgetown, Delaware (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Georgetown has increased by 8%, the amount of property crime in Georgetown has decreased by 19%, and the total amount of crime in Georgetown has decreased by 16% year over 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
      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, DE1,611138732870
      Ocean View, DE2,08746872917
      Milton, DE2,7561331,3261,458
      Lewes, DE2,9551221,3691,491
      Long Neck, DE2,6562381,2691,507
      Blades, DE1,3022721,5661,838
      Dagsboro, DE9312181,6381,856
      Georgetown, DE6,9175694,1284,697

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Upper Sandusky, OH6,9172321,9022,134
      Forest Glen, MD6,9152601,1181,378
      Kaufman, TX6,9192241,9662,190
      Plaquemine, LA6,9204803,1383,619
      Live Oak, FL6,9219162,2903,205
      Georgetown, DE6,9175694,1284,697
      Source: The Georgetown, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.