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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 61%
Property crime 62%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTownsend/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)942 (estimate)2,6752,489
Murdern/an/an/a4.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a31.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a81.181.6
Assaultn/an/an/a304.7250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)149 (estimate)423379
Burglaryn/an/an/a304.8340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,782.71,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a164.7219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)793 (estimate)2,2522,110

Key findings

  • Townsend crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Townsend are 61% lower than the national average
  • In Townsend you have a 1 in 107 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Townsend is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Townsend has decreased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Townsend (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Townsend

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Townsend is 1 in 672
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Townsend is 1 in 127
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Townsend is 1 in 107

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

      Townsend police department

      ItemTownsendDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.43.3

      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
      St. Georges, DE1,097131698829
      Charlestown, MD1,248177759935
      Cecilton, MD1,0362299851,215
      Clayton, DE3,0802031,0151,218
      Cheswold, DE1,1233661,6472,013
      Hancocks Bridge, NJ2452921,8882,180
      Middletown, DE20,0452082,0362,244
      Townsend, DE2,320149793942

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Geistown, PA2,32008888
      Lake Placid, FL2,3215694,2704,839
      Hickman, KY2,32109494
      Deep River Center, CT2,32167522590
      Jackson, KY2,32102,6612,661
      Townsend, DE2,320149793942
      Source: The Townsend, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.