Reported Annual Crime In Newark

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime762n/a (estimate)2,2602,8942,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.05.65.3
Rape11n/a32.634.741.7
Robbery34n/a100.8112.598.0
Assault50n/a148.3300.5248.9
Violent crime96n/a (estimate)285453383
Burglary71n/a210.5412.7430.4
Theft569n/a1,687.31,885.61,694.4
Vehicle theft26n/a77.1142.3237.4
Property crime666n/a (estimate)1,9752,4412,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Newark, DE is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Newark, DE. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Newark, DE averages 22% lower than the rest of Delaware while the rate of crime on a national scale is 18% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Newark, DE is 37% lower than the average rate of crime in Delaware and 26% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 19% lower than the remainder of the state of Delaware and 16% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Newark, DE area.
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The Newark crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Newark 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 Newark crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Newark is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.19 daily crimes that occur in Newark.
  • Newark is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Newark you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Newark has increased by 5%.

Compare Newark, DE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Newark (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Newark, DE per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Delaware and on a national level. In Newark, DE the total number of daily crimes is 1.28 times less than the Delaware average and 1.21 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Newark, DE is 1.59 times less than the Delaware average and 1.35 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Newark, DE has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times less than the Delaware average and 1.20 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Newark (higher is better)

How safe is Newark, DE compared to other cities in Delaware and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Newark, DE is safer than 69% of the cities in Delaware and 42% 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 Newark, DE. Overall, Newark, DE 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 352
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newark is 1 in 51
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, DE? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Newark, DE you have a 1 in 352 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 51 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Newark, DE.

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

Determining whether Newark, 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. Newark, DE has increased by 8% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Newark, DE has increased by 5% 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
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
West Grove, PA2,850124653777
St. Georges, DE1,097140756896
Bellefonte, DE1,2531598551,013
North Star, DE7,5671598561,015
Newark, DE32,9412851,9752,260

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lexington, MA32,936155621775
Foster City, CA32,9671241,0031,126
Socorro, TX32,9881438751,019
Ken Caryl, CO32,8833412,5022,843
Franklin Town, MA32,87327222249
Newark, DE32,9412851,9752,260
Source: The Newark, 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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