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Total crime 11%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 6%
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 peopleLewes/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime72n/a (estimate)2,2972,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape0n/a0.034.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.089.586.2
Assault7n/a223.4294.2246.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)223424381
Burglary15n/a478.6326.5376.0
Theft49n/a1,563.51,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a31.9152.6228.9
Property crime65n/a (estimate)2,0742,3242,200

Key findings

  • Lewes crime rates are 11% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lewes are 41% lower than the national average
  • In Lewes you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lewes is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lewes has decreased by 11%

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      Daily Crime In Lewes (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lewes

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lewes is 1 in 448
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lewes is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lewes is 1 in 44

      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
      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
      Erma, NJ2,06789602691
      Cape May Point, NJ2140722722
      North Cape May, NJ2,850103696799
      Henlopen Acres, DE1591719391,110
      Slaughter Beach, DE2221719391,110
      West Cape May, NJ955991,2811,379
      Long Neck, DE2,6562391,3091,548
      Lewes, DE2,9552232,0742,297

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Woodlynne, NJ2,9553791,4821,861
      Ava, MO2,9553472,8793,226
      Loma Rica, CA2,9542161,1521,368
      Hamilton, TX2,9542001,9042,104
      Channel Islands Beach, CA2,95470373443
      Lewes, DE2,9552232,0742,297
      Source: The Lewes, 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.