Safest Places to Live in Delaware of June 2024

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Delaware is located on the East Coast, in the northeast of the United States. It is the second smallest state, right after Rhode Island. It is so small that it is divided into only three counties. With slightly over 950,000 residents, it is the 6th least populous and the 6th most densely populated state.

However, Delaware has been a critical state throughout the history of the United States. It was one of the original 13 colonies, and it was also the first state to ratify the US Constitution, hence its nickname ‘The First State.’

The capital and the second-largest city is Dover, while Wilmington, with over 70,000 residents, is the largest city.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 3,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Delaware of June 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Lewes3 28641,22
2Milton3 01741,33
3Camden3 50751,43
4Elsmere5 963111,84
5Clayton3 44872,03
6Middletown23 079482,08
7Newark33 957852,50
8Smyrna11 768322,72
9New Castle5 558213,78
10Georgetown7 558435,69

Crime Score in All Cities in Delaware of June 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Delaware cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • Over 10,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Ocean View2 18010,46
2Felton1 42021,41
3Dagsboro91622,18
4Bethany Beach1 24432,41
5Wyoming1 56542,56
6Blades1 46942,72
7Newport1 02632,92
8Cheswold1 63963,66
9Ellendale44424,50
10Selbyville2 540124,72
11Bridgeville2 407124,99
12Greenwood1 13865,27
13Delaware City1 830116,01
14Rehoboth Beach1 546106,47
15Delmar1 822179,33
16Dewey Beach394717,77

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Lewes3 28641,22
2Milton3 01741,33
3Camden3 50751,43
4Elsmere5 963111,84
5Clayton3 44872,03
6New Castle5 558213,78
7Georgetown7 558435,69
8Millsboro4 524275,97
9Seaford7 987688,51
10Harrington3 652359,58
11Laurel4 4696213,87

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Middletown23 079482,08
2Newark33 957852,50
3Smyrna11 768322,72
4Milford11 592847,25
5Dover38 3613348,71
6Wilmington70 6241 05814,98

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