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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 3%
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 peopleSmyrna/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime318n/a (estimate)2,6972,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape7n/a59.434.942.6
Robbery8n/a67.889.586.2
Assault35n/a296.8294.2246.8
Violent crime50n/a (estimate)424424381
Burglary45n/a381.6326.5376.0
Theft205n/a1,738.61,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft18n/a152.7152.6228.9
Property crime268n/a (estimate)2,2732,3242,200

Key findings

  • Smyrna crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Smyrna are 11% higher than the national average
  • In Smyrna you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Smyrna is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Smyrna has decreased by 9%

Smyrna crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Smyrna (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Smyrna, DE per 100,000 people. In Smyrna, the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times less than the Delaware average and 1.05 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Smyrna is 1.00 times more than the Delaware average and 1.11 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Smyrna has a daily crime rate that is 1.02 times less than the Delaware average and 1.03 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Smyrna (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Delaware and all other cities across the US, is Smyrna safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Smyrna is safer than 44% of other cities in the state of Delaware. In addition, Smyrna is safer than 26% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Delaware and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Smyrna. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Smyrna is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Smyrna

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Smyrna is 1 in 236
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Smyrna is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Smyrna is 1 in 38
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Smyrna? In Smyrna, you have a 1 in 236 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 44. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Smyrna, DE is 1 in 38.

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

      A good indicator of whether Smyrna is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Smyrna has decreased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Smyrna has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Smyrna has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Smyrna police department

      ItemSmyrnaDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.95.43.3
      There are a total of 30 Smyrna police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.7% less than the Delaware average and 10.4% 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
      Townsend, DE2,320149818967
      Wyoming, DE1,5753278491,176
      Highland Acres, DE3,7921891,0331,222
      Cecilton, MD1,0362371,0271,264
      Kent Acres, DE2,3481951,0701,265
      Rodney Village, DE1,4742101,1501,359
      Clayton, DE3,0804858801,365
      Smyrna, DE11,0814242,2732,697

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Taylorville, IL11,081661,2681,335
      Lawrenceburg, KY11,081351,2481,283
      Halfway, MD11,0726002,6013,201
      Viera East, FL11,0902691,5961,866
      Loganville, GA11,0721302,6002,730
      Smyrna, DE11,0814242,2732,697
      Source: The Smyrna, 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.