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Safest Places to Live in Delaware 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

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, but also the 6th most densely populated state.

However, Delaware has been a very important 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 the largest city is Wilmington, with over 70,000 residents.

Thanks to such a small size, low population, and small cities, Delaware is among the top 10 safest states. The violent crime decreased by  10.2% in the period from 2016 to 2017, which was 11.1% per 100,000 people.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 1,000.

20 Safest Places in Delaware 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Milton296600,00
2Blades144410,69
3Bethany Beach122410,82
4Ocean View214620,93
5Bridgeville236841,69
6Cheswold159631,88
7Felton141432,12
8Lewes313472,23
9Millsboro4439112,48
10Middletown22350642,86
11Newark342071002,92
12New Castle5351173,18
13Wyoming153153,27
14Delmar181063,31
15Camden3497123,43
16Greenwood111643,58
17Selbyville249493,61
18Elsmere6033254,14
19Smyrna11791504,24
20Newport103854,82

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Crime Score in All Cities in Delaware 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Delaware cities.

It is obvious that 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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1South Bethany51900,00
2Dagsboro90200,00
3Milton296600,00
4Blades144410,69
5Bethany Beach122410,82
6Ocean View214620,93
7Bridgeville236841,69
8Cheswold159631,88
9Felton141432,12
10Wyoming153153,27
11Delmar181063,31
12Greenwood111643,58
13Selbyville249493,61
14Ellendale43924,56
15Newport103854,82
16Delaware City1835105,45
17Rehoboth Beach152295,91
18Dewey Beach388718,04

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Lewes313472,23
2Millsboro4439112,48
3New Castle5351173,18
4Camden3497123,43
5Elsmere6033254,14
6Clayton3297164,85
7Georgetown7419395,26
8Seaford7876648,13
9Laurel4394439,79
10Harrington36594111,21

Over 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Middletown22350642,86
2Newark342071002,92
3Smyrna11791504,24
4Milford11301857,52
5Dover377783017,97
6Wilmington71157109915,44

How safe do you feel?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment.

That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.Is your city safe enough?

Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

Thank you!

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