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Delaware City Crime Rate - Most Committed Crimes and Crime Rate Information for State Delaware

It is a paradox that as more and more people are getting educated, the crime rates in countries are also increasing. Of course, unlike earlier times when criminals were using conventional ways, they have now started adopting innovations and the latest technologies for committing their crime-related activities. This is the prevailing trend all over the world, and this is all the more true in the case of the USA. 

At the same time, it is wrong to assume that all the states and cities of the USA are unsafe to live. If you look at the state of Delaware, that is generally considered as one of the most dangerous places to live in the USA; there are a few safe cities. They are Lewes, Milton, Clayton, Newark, Middletown, Selbyville, Camden, Elsmere, Millsboro, and New Castle. 

Another good news is that there is a downward trend in the number of crimes in Delaware. Even a glance at the crime statistics of Delaware will indicate this.  Especially, if the statistics of the last 17 years are taken as an indicator, it can be seen that the number of incidents of the violent crime as well as that about property crimes has been on the decrease. So, experts justifiably construe that the crime rate for the year 2019 will be lower when compared to what prevailed during the year 2016. The rate of violent crime of the state during 2016 was even higher than that of the national average by a whopping 28.13%. Even the rate of property crime in the state was higher by 12.86% than the national average during that year.

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What may be the reasons for the decline of the crime rate in Delaware?

  1. One of the reasons may be that the state is taking a safety initiative known as "Peace Week Delaware" and this has been a huge hit all over the state. This initiative that has been happening in September every year has been going on for the last three years. 
  2. A group called the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence has been conducting events in several cities of the state. The aim is to find solutions to the issue of gun violence as well as to offer support to those families that have been impacted by crimes.
  3. The police of the state is also making efforts such as cracking down on distracted driving, etc. for building safer communities. 

Delaware Crime Rates of 2016

The number of incidents of aggravated assaults during 2016 was 3,121. Similarly, the number of burglary incidents was 5,023, that of larceny and theft 19,791, motor vehicle theft 1,520, murder and manslaughter 56, rape 308, and robbery 1,359. Therefore, the total number of crime rate incidents during the year was 31,178. While the number of property crimes during 2016 was 26,334, the number of violent crimes was 4,844. 

Delaware Crime Rate

Annual crime rates in Delaware

The number of violent crimes in Delaware stands at 4,361 which means the crime rate per 1,000 residents is 4.53. This also means that this rate is almost equal to the national median of 4. These violent crimes consist of 54 murders, 334 rapes, 1,082 robberies, and 2,891 assaults. 

Similarly, the number of property crimes stands at 23,477 that is the property crime rate per 1,000 residents is 24.41. This rate is almost equal to the national median of 24. These property crimes consist of 3,970 burglaries, 18,138 thefts, and 1,369 motor vehicle thefts.

From the above data, it is quite evident that the crime of assaults tops the list of most committed violent crimes in Delaware and next comes robberies. As far as property crimes are concerned, the crime of thefts is on the top of the list.


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