Reported Annual Crime In New Castle

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Castle/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime246n/a (estimate)4,5882,8942,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Castle/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape0n/a0.034.741.7
Robbery7n/a130.5112.598.0
Assault11n/a205.1300.5248.9
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)336453383
Burglary20n/a373.0412.7430.4
Theft195n/a3,636.71,885.61,694.4
Vehicle theft13n/a242.4142.3237.4
Property crime228n/a (estimate)4,2522,4412,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in New Castle, DE. The total number of reported crimes in New Castle, DE is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall New Castle, DE crime rate is 59% higher than the Delaware average and is 67% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, New Castle, DE has a violent crime rate that is 26% lower than the Delaware average and 12% lower than the national average. For property crime, New Castle, DE is 74% higher than the Delaware average and 80% higher than the national average.
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The New Castle crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in New Castle 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 New Castle crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in New Castle is 67% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.57 daily crimes that occur in New Castle.
  • New Castle is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In New Castle you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in New Castle has increased by 11%.

Compare New Castle, DE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In New Castle (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in New Castle, DE per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Delaware and on a national scale. In New Castle, DE the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.59 times more than the Delaware average and 1.67 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in New Castle, DE is 1.35 times less than the Delaware average and 1.14 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, New Castle, 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 New Castle (higher is better)

How safe is New Castle, DE compared to other cities in Delaware and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that New Castle, DE is safer than 44% of the cities in Delaware and 21% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Delaware and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than New Castle, DE. Overall, New Castle, DE is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Castle

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Castle is 1 in 298
The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Castle is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in New Castle is 1 in 22
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in New Castle, DE? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in New Castle, DE, then there is a 1 in 298 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 24. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 22 risk that you will become a victim of crime in New Castle, DE.

Year Over Year Crime In New Castle (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether New Castle, DE is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. New Castle, DE has decreased by 9% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for New Castle, DE has increased by 11% in the same time frame.

New Castle police department

ItemNew CastleDelawareNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19962558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.55.43.3
There are a total of 19 New Castle police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.1% less than the Delaware average and 8.7% 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
Avondale, PA1,430000
Greenville, DE2,26571383454
Toughkenamon, PA1,61382432514
Swedesboro, NJ2,60638574612
Alloway, NJ1,45796655752
West Grove, PA2,850124653777
St. Georges, DE1,097140756896
New Castle, DE5,3723364,2524,588

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fairport, NY5,3723341,4161,750
Berryville, AR5,3703714,0824,453
Northfield, IL5,374731,5391,612
Post, TX5,3695243,0623,586
Bright, IN5,3752651,6031,868
New Castle, DE5,3723364,2524,588
Source: The New Castle, 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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