Reported Annual Crime In Lewes

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLewes/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime66n/a (estimate)2,1533,2752,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLewes/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.95.3
Rape0n/a0.032.440.4
Robbery1n/a32.6142.7102.8
Assault2n/a65.3327.8248.5
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)98509386
Burglary9n/a293.6527.6468.9
Theft53n/a1,729.22,078.71,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a32.6159.7236.9
Property crime63n/a (estimate)2,0552,7662,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lewes is 24% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.9 daily crimes that occur in Lewes.
  • Lewes is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lewes you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lewes has decreased by 24%.

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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 1022
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 47

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
Cape May Point, NJ214000
Erma, NJ2,067105662767
North Cape May, NJ2,850121765887
Milton, DE2,7561041,1131,217
Henlopen Acres, DE1592061,1171,323
Slaughter Beach, DE2222061,1171,323
West Cape May, NJ95501,3791,379
Lewes, DE2,955982,0552,153

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Woodlynne, NJ2,9553081,7452,053
Ava, MO2,9552392,8393,078
Hamilton, TX2,9544473,5083,955
Channel Islands Beach, CA2,95470400470
Balmville, NY2,954146601748
Lewes, DE2,955982,0552,153
Source: The Lewes, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.