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Total crime 151%
Violent crime 306%
Property crime 124%
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 peopleWilmington/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,601n/a (estimate)6,4662,7482,580
Murder23n/a32.35.05.0
Rape14n/a19.734.942.6
Robbery358n/a503.189.586.2
Assault704n/a989.4294.2246.8
Violent crime1,099n/a (estimate)1,544424381
Burglary567n/a796.8326.5376.0
Theft2,483n/a3,489.51,845.31,594.6
Vehicle theft452n/a635.2152.6228.9
Property crime3,502n/a (estimate)4,9222,3242,200

Key findings

  • Wilmington crime rates are 151% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wilmington are 306% higher than the national average
  • In Wilmington you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wilmington is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wilmington has decreased by 1%

Wilmington crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Wilmington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Wilmington (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Wilmington for every 100,000 residents. The Wilmington total amount of daily crime is 2.35 times more than the Delaware average and 2.51 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wilmington, is 3.65 times more than the Delaware average, and it is 4.06 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Wilmington has a daily crime average that is 2.12 times more than the Delaware average and 2.24 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Wilmington (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Delaware and all other cities across the US, is Wilmington safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wilmington is safer than 3% of other cities in the state of Delaware. In addition, Wilmington is safer than 1% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wilmington 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 65
      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? In Wilmington, DE you have a 1 in 65 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 motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wilmington.

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

      Determining whether Wilmington is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Wilmington violent crime rates have decreased by 3%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Wilmington has decreased by 1% 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
      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
      Avondale, PA1,430000
      Chester Heights, PA2,58171343414
      Greenville, DE2,26567365431
      Toughkenamon, PA1,61380390470
      Lima, PA2,06986420506
      Greenwich, NJ2,49275506581
      Swedesboro, NJ2,60639548587
      Wilmington, DE71,5021,5444,9226,466

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Apple Valley, CA71,4553081,9822,290
      Pawtucket, RI71,3894472,6183,064
      Missouri City, TX71,7321351,0781,213
      Gulfport, MS71,2655355,0585,592
      Lafayette, IN71,2494643,5984,062
      Wilmington, DE71,5021,5444,9226,466
      Source: The Wilmington, 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.