Reported Annual Crime In Wilmington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilmington/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,692n/a (estimate)6,5572,8942,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilmington/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder34n/a47.55.65.3
Rape33n/a46.134.741.7
Robbery381n/a532.5112.598.0
Assault694n/a969.9300.5248.9
Violent crime1,142n/a (estimate)1,596453383
Burglary705n/a985.3412.7430.4
Theft2,413n/a3,372.41,885.61,694.4
Vehicle theft432n/a603.8142.3237.4
Property crime3,550n/a (estimate)4,9612,4412,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Wilmington, DE for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Wilmington, DE is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Wilmington, DE crime rates are 127% higher than in comparison to the Delaware mean and are 139% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Wilmington, DE has a rate that is 252% higher than the Delaware average; compared to the United States, it is 317% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Wilmington, DE is 103% higher than its state's mean, and 110% higher than the country's average.
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The Wilmington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Wilmington 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 Wilmington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wilmington is 139% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.97 daily crimes that occur in Wilmington.
  • Wilmington is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wilmington you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wilmington has increased by 7%.

Compare Wilmington, DE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Wilmington (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Wilmington, DE for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Delaware as well as those across America as a whole. The Wilmington, DE total amount of daily offenses is 2.27 times more than the Delaware average and 2.39 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wilmington, DE is 3.52 times more than the Delaware average, and it is 4.17 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Wilmington, DE has a daily crime figure that is 2.03 times more than the Delaware average and 2.10 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Wilmington (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Delaware and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Wilmington, DE? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wilmington, DE has been ranked safer than 3% of other cities in the state of Delaware. In addition, Wilmington, DE is safer than 2% 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 Wilmington, DE. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wilmington, DE is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wilmington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wilmington is 1 in 63
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilmington is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilmington is 1 in 16
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wilmington, DE? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Wilmington, DE you have a 1 in 63 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 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wilmington, DE.

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

Determining whether Wilmington, 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. Wilmington, DE has decreased by 7% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 12% year over year. Total crimes for Wilmington, DE has increased by 7% in the same time frame.

Wilmington police department

ItemWilmingtonDelawareNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)368962558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.15.43.3
There are a total of 368 Wilmington police officers. This results in 5.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.8% less than the Delaware average and 57% greater 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
Chester Heights, PA2,58172380452
Greenville, DE2,26571383454
Toughkenamon, PA1,61382432514
Lima, PA2,06988464553
Swedesboro, NJ2,60638574612
Greenwich, NJ2,49283561643
Wilmington, DE71,5021,5964,9616,557

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Apple Valley, CA71,4553162,1412,457
Pawtucket, RI71,3894342,4962,930
Missouri City, TX71,7321961,2771,474
Gulfport, MS71,2654115,0315,442
Lafayette, IN71,2495043,6494,152
Wilmington, DE71,5021,5964,9616,557
Source: The Wilmington, 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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