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Total crime 97%
Violent crime 157%
Property crime 86%
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 peopleLaurel/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime223n/a (estimate)5,0752,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape2n/a45.534.942.6
Robbery10n/a227.689.586.2
Assault31n/a705.5294.2246.8
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)979424381
Burglary33n/a751.0326.5376.0
Theft144n/a3,277.21,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a68.3152.6228.9
Property crime180n/a (estimate)4,0972,3242,200

Key findings

  • Laurel crime rates are 97% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Laurel are 157% higher than the national average
  • In Laurel you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Laurel is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Laurel has decreased by 8%

Laurel crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Laurel crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Laurel (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Laurel, DE per 100,000 people. In Laurel, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.85 times more than the Delaware average and 1.97 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Laurel is 2.31 times more than the Delaware average and 2.57 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Laurel has a daily crime rate that is 1.76 times more than the Delaware average and 1.86 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Laurel (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Laurel to every other city in Delaware, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Laurel safe? The gauges above illustrate that Laurel is safer than 6% 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. As a result, Laurel, DE is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 103
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurel is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurel is 1 in 20
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Laurel, Delaware you have a 1 in 103 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 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Laurel.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Laurel is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Laurel has decreased by 23% and the rate of property crime in Laurel has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Laurel has decreased by 8% 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
      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
      Hebron, MD1,1922411,0471,288
      Pittsville, MD1,3352441,0601,304
      Bridgeville, DE2,3971691,3941,562
      Milton, DE2,75601,5851,585
      Blades, DE1,302691,5931,662
      Delmar, MD3,1753411,9832,324
      Bethel, DE1814172,2842,700
      Laurel, DE3,9849794,0975,075

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bloomfield Hills, MI3,98450599649
      Crescent Springs, KY3,98656515571
      Desoto Lakes, FL3,9821791,0611,240
      Dundee, FL3,9862631,5601,823
      Berne, IN3,9820794794
      Laurel, DE3,9849794,0975,075
      Source: The Laurel, 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.