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Safest Cities in Delaware

2019 Guide to Delaware's Safest Cities

List of Delaware’s Safest Cities

 

Known as The Diamond State, Delaware is the 6th most densely populated state in the nation. 

One of the smallest states in the country, Delaware has a median household income of $62,652 -the 18th highest.

 

Average Delaware Crime Rate

 

The average Delaware Crime Rate is as follows:

Avg Property Crimes in DE

Average Delaware Crime Rate -Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

 

What are the Safest Places to Live in Delaware?

 

Home of the Dover Air Force base, the country’s second smallest state has some military clout. A densely populated state, there are still many communities with reputations for relatively low crime rates.

Six of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Delaware had less than 500 property crimes.

Seven of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Delaware had less than 100  violent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in Delaware, this list of safest cities in The Blue Hen State is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 5,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in Delaware.

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Delaware

(Population 5K +)

1.   Elsmere

2.   Newark

3.   Middleton

4.   Smyrna

5.   New Castle

6.   Dover

7.   Seaford

8.   Georgetown

9.   Milford

10.  Wilmington

Safest Cities in Delaware – Video Summary

Elsmere, DE

Elsmere, DE

Population

6,102

Violent Crimes

16

Property Crimes

114

Newark, DE

Newark, DE

Population

33,722

Violent Crimes

96

Property Crimes

666

Middletown, DE

Middletown, DE

Population

21,213

Violent Crimes

75

Property Crimes

459

Smyrna, DE

Smyrna, DE

Population

11,593

Violent Crimes

63

Property Crimes

279

New Castle, DE

New Castle, DE

Population

5,362

Violent Crimes

18

Property Crimes

228

Dover, DE

Dover, DE

Population

38,084

Violent Crimes

264

Property Crimes

1671

Seaford, DE

Seaford, DE

Population

7,880

Violent Crimes

59

Property Crimes

446

Georgetown, DE

Georgetown, DE

Population

7,338

Violent Crimes

45

Property Crimes

422

Milford, DE

Milford, DE

Population

11,223

Violent Crimes

103

Property Crimes

645

Wilmington, DE

Wilmington, DE

Population

71,552

Violent Crimes

1142

Property Crimes

3550

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How We Rated The Safest Cities in Delaware

 

To rank the safest towns and cities of Delaware, we referenced the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with five-thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were included.

We analyzed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Delaware – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in Delaware, this list is a great place to start.

Please note that not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.

When evaluating a community, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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