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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 100%
Property crime 39%
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 peopleSouth Bethany/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7n/a (estimate)1,3492,7482,580
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape0n/a0.034.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.089.586.2
Assault0n/a0.0294.2246.8
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0424381
Burglary0n/a0.0326.5376.0
Theft7n/a1,348.81,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0152.6228.9
Property crime7n/a (estimate)1,3492,3242,200

Key findings

  • South Bethany crime rates are 48% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Bethany are 100% lower than the national average
  • In South Bethany you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Bethany is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Bethany has decreased by 59%

South Bethany crime map

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      Daily Crime In South Bethany (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Bethany

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Bethany is 0
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Bethany is 1 in 75
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Bethany is 1 in 75

      Year Over Year Crime In South Bethany (per 100,000 people)

      South Bethany police department

      ItemSouth BethanyDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents13.05.43.3
      There are a total of 6 South Bethany police officers. This results in 13.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 142.6% greater than the Delaware average and 300.3% 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
      Ocean Pines, MD11,676114425539
      Millville, DE1,611138756894
      Fenwick Island, DE3981719391,110
      Henlopen Acres, DE1591719391,110
      Ocean View, DE2,087931,1181,212
      Berlin, MD4,538431,4811,524
      Long Neck, DE2,6562391,3091,548
      South Bethany, DE42401,3491,349

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Melfa, VA4242762,3032,579
      Nakaibito, NM4241,3695,4656,834
      Burnettsville, IN4244792,7353,214
      Josephville, MO4242031,0691,272
      Belleville, AR4247303,9074,636
      South Bethany, DE42401,3491,349
      Source: The South Bethany, 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.