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Total crime 75%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 90%
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 peopleNew Castle/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime241n/a (estimate)4,5042,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape1n/a18.734.942.6
Robbery6n/a112.189.586.2
Assault10n/a186.9294.2246.8
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)318424381
Burglary24n/a448.5326.5376.0
Theft184n/a3,438.61,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft16n/a299.0152.6228.9
Property crime224n/a (estimate)4,1862,3242,200

Key findings

  • New Castle crime rates are 75% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in New Castle are 17% lower than the national average
  • In New Castle you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • New Castle is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in New Castle has decreased by 2%

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

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      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 people. In New Castle, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.64 times more than the Delaware average and 1.75 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in New Castle is 1.33 times less than the Delaware average and 1.20 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, New Castle has a daily crime rate that is 1.80 times more than the Delaware average and 1.90 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is New Castle (higher is better)

      How safe is New Castle, Delaware compared to other cities in Delaware and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that New Castle is safer than 29% of the cities in Delaware and 20% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Delaware and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than New Castle. Overall, New Castle 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 315
      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 23
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in New Castle, Delaware? If you reside in New Castle, then there is a 1 in 315 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 23 risk that you will become a victim of crime in New Castle.

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

      Determining whether New Castle is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. New Castle violent crime rates have decreased by 5%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for New Castle has decreased by 2% 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
      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
      Avondale, PA1,430000
      Greenville, DE2,26567365431
      Toughkenamon, PA1,61380390470
      Swedesboro, NJ2,60639548587
      Alloway, NJ1,45788592679
      West Grove, PA2,850121590711
      St. Georges, DE1,097131720851
      New Castle, DE5,3723184,1864,504

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fairport, NY5,3723271,3471,674
      Berryville, AR5,3702563,4923,748
      Northfield, IL5,374551,4991,553
      Post, TX5,3694912,8283,319
      Bright, IN5,3752531,4451,699
      New Castle, DE5,3723184,1864,504
      Source: The New Castle, 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.