Reported Annual Crime In Lewes

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLewes/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime81n/a (estimate)2,5872,8942,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLewes/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape1n/a31.934.741.7
Robbery0n/a0.0112.598.0
Assault3n/a95.8300.5248.9
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)128453383
Burglary13n/a415.2412.7430.4
Theft62n/a1,980.21,885.61,694.4
Vehicle theft2n/a63.9142.3237.4
Property crime77n/a (estimate)2,4592,4412,362

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The Lewes crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lewes 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 Lewes crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lewes is 6% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.09 daily crimes that occur in Lewes.
  • Lewes is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lewes you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lewes has decreased by 9%.

Compare Lewes, DE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lewes (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Lewes (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lewes

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lewes is 1 in 783
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lewes is 1 in 41
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lewes is 1 in 39

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

Lewes police department

ItemLewesDelawareNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11962558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.95.43.3
There are a total of 11 Lewes police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.3% less than the Delaware average and 20% 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
West Cape May, NJ9550591591
Erma, NJ2,06798667765
North Cape May, NJ2,850113771884
Slaughter Beach, DE2221839861,169
Henlopen Acres, DE1591839861,169
Long Neck, DE2,6562551,3751,630
Milton, DE2,7562391,5691,808
Lewes, DE2,9551282,4592,587

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ava, MO2,955693,1873,256
Woodlynne, NJ2,9552711,7281,999
Hamilton, TX2,9545082,7113,219
Loma Rica, CA2,9542171,2091,426
Balmville, NY2,954139589728
Lewes, DE2,9551282,4592,587
Source: The Lewes, 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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