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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 11%
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 peopleNewark/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime767n/a (estimate)2,2422,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape21n/a61.434.942.6
Robbery20n/a58.589.586.2
Assault59n/a172.5294.2246.8
Violent crime100n/a (estimate)292424381
Burglary58n/a169.6326.5376.0
Theft576n/a1,683.91,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft33n/a96.5152.6228.9
Property crime667n/a (estimate)1,9502,3242,200

Key findings

  • Newark crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newark are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Newark you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newark is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newark has decreased by 1%

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      Daily Crime In Newark (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Newark, DE per 100,000 people. In Newark, the total number of daily crimes is 1.23 times less than the Delaware average and 1.15 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Newark is 1.45 times less than the Delaware average and 1.30 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Newark has a daily crime rate that is 1.19 times less than the Delaware average and 1.13 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Newark (higher is better)

      How safe is Newark, Delaware compared to other cities in Delaware and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Newark is safer than 65% of the cities in Delaware and 39% 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 Newark. Overall, Newark is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newark

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newark is 1 in 343
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newark is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newark is 1 in 45
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Newark? In Newark, DE you have a 1 in 343 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Newark.

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

      Determining whether Newark is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Newark violent crime rates have increased by 2%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Newark has decreased by 1% in the same time frame.

      Newark police department

      ItemNewarkDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)83962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.65.43.3
      There are a total of 83 Newark police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.6% less than the Delaware average and 20.1% less 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
      West Grove, PA2,850121590711
      St. Georges, DE1,097131720851
      Bellefonte, DE1,253148814962
      North Star, DE7,567149815964
      Newark, DE32,9412921,9502,242

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lexington, MA32,93623332355
      Foster City, CA32,9671001,0751,175
      Socorro, TX32,988131731862
      Ken Caryl, CO32,8833682,4742,842
      Franklin Town, MA32,87315256271
      Newark, DE32,9412921,9502,242
      Source: The Newark, 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.