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Total crime 138%
Violent crime 114%
Property crime 142%
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 peopleSeaford/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime484n/a (estimate)6,1452,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape7n/a88.934.942.6
Robbery18n/a228.589.586.2
Assault39n/a495.2294.2246.8
Violent crime64n/a (estimate)813424381
Burglary65n/a825.3326.5376.0
Theft349n/a4,431.21,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a76.2152.6228.9
Property crime420n/a (estimate)5,3332,3242,200

Key findings

  • Seaford crime rates are 138% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Seaford are 114% higher than the national average
  • In Seaford you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Seaford is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Seaford has decreased by 4%

Seaford crime map

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The Seaford crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Seaford 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 Seaford crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Seaford (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Seaford, DE per 100,000 people. In Seaford, the total number of daily crimes is 2.24 times more than the Delaware average and 2.38 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Seaford is 1.92 times more than the Delaware average and 2.14 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Seaford has a daily crime rate that is 2.29 times more than the Delaware average and 2.42 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Seaford (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Seaford, Delaware compared to other areas of Delaware, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Seaford safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Seaford is safer than 9% of Delaware cities, and 3% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Delaware, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Seaford. At this time, Seaford sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Seaford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Seaford is 1 in 124
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Seaford is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Seaford is 1 in 17
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Seaford? In Seaford, you have a 1 in 124 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 19. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Seaford, DE is 1 in 17.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Seaford, Delaware (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Seaford has increased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Seaford has decreased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in Seaford has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Seaford police department

      ItemSeafordDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)37962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.25.43.3
      There are a total of 37 Seaford police officers. This results in 5.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3% less than the Delaware average and 60% 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
      Bridgeville, DE2,3971691,3941,562
      Blades, DE1,302691,5931,662
      Greenwood, DE1,2803581,4341,792
      Ellendale, DE4214561,8222,278
      Delmar, MD3,1753411,9832,324
      Bethel, DE1814172,2842,700
      Delmar, DE1,7923312,8733,204
      Seaford, DE7,4178135,3336,145

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Middleborough Center, MA7,4153381,2631,601
      Cotati, CA7,4154791,3451,824
      Baywood, NY7,4153151,2971,612
      Crystal City, TX7,414124811934
      South Cleveland, TN7,4146052,7403,345
      Seaford, DE7,4178135,3336,145
      Source: The Seaford, 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.