Reported Annual Crime In Laurel

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurel/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime234n/a (estimate)5,5212,8942,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurel/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape3n/a70.834.741.7
Robbery12n/a283.2112.598.0
Assault39n/a920.2300.5248.9
Violent crime54n/a (estimate)1,274453383
Burglary38n/a896.6412.7430.4
Theft132n/a3,114.71,885.61,694.4
Vehicle theft10n/a236.0142.3237.4
Property crime180n/a (estimate)4,2472,4412,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Laurel, DE. These figures on reported criminal activity in Laurel, DE, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Laurel, DE is 91% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Delaware, and when compared with the national average, is 101% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Laurel, DE has 181% higher than violent crime rate than Delaware average, while remaining 233% higher than the national average. In property crime, Laurel, DE is 74% higher than the average of Delaware and is 80% higher than the national average.
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The Laurel crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Laurel 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 Laurel crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Laurel is 101% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.13 daily crimes that occur in Laurel.
  • Laurel is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Laurel you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Laurel has decreased by 14%.

Compare Laurel, DE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Laurel (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Laurel, DE per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Delaware and on a national scale. In Laurel, DE the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.91 times more than the Delaware average and 2.01 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Laurel, DE is 2.81 times more than the Delaware average and 3.33 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Laurel, DE has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.74 times more than the Delaware average and 1.80 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Laurel (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Laurel, DE compared to every other city in Delaware as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Laurel, DE ranks safer than 8% of every city located within Delaware along with 3% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Delaware and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Laurel, DE. As a result, Laurel, DE is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laurel

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laurel is 1 in 79
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurel is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurel is 1 in 19
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Laurel, DE? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Laurel, DE you have a 1 in 79 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Laurel, DE.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Laurel, DE is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Laurel, DE has increased by 17% and the rate of property crime in Laurel, DE has decreased by 21%. The total crime rate in Laurel, DE has decreased by 14% year to year.

Laurel police department

ItemLaurelDelawareNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)15962558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.95.43.3
There are a total of 15 Laurel police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.6% less than the Delaware average and 21.1% greater 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
Hebron, MD1,1922571,1441,402
Pittsville, MD1,3352611,1581,419
Milton, DE2,7562391,5691,808
Bridgeville, DE2,3972561,6201,876
Blades, DE1,3024991,7812,279
Bethel, DE1814452,3992,844
Delmar, MD3,1755602,7673,327
Laurel, DE3,9841,2744,2475,521

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bloomfield Hills, MI3,984251,0451,069
Crescent Springs, KY3,98659559618
Desoto Lakes, FL3,9821901,1681,357
Dundee, FL3,9862791,7171,996
Berne, IN3,9820389389
Laurel, DE3,9841,2744,2475,521
Source: The Laurel, 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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