Lewes, DE Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime
Updated: 2022-04-07
38
Total Crimes
1,124.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-52.05%
Below National Average
7 out of 35
In Delaware
3,601 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Lewes, DE?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Lewes is 1,124.9 per 100,000 people. That's -52.05% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -53.00% lower than the Delaware total crime rate of 2,393.3 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Lewes SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
4
Safety
8.5
Amenities
6
Education
8.5
Commute
3

How Does Lewes Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Lewes
/ 100k People
Delaware
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 38 1,124.9 2,393.3 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 7.4 6.5
Robbery 0 0.0 70.9 73.9
Aggravated Assault 2 59.2 327.1 279.7
Violent Crime 2 59.2 431.9 387.8
Burglary 1 29.6 254.2 314.2
Larceny 35 1,036.1 1,538.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 0 0.0 168.7 246.0
Property Crime 36 1,065.7 1,961.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Lewes

2
Violent Crimes
59.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-84.73%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,689.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lewes each year. That compares to a 1 in 231.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lewes is 59.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -84.73% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -86.29% lower than the Delaware violent crime rate of 431.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lewes

36
Property Crimes
1,065.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
-45.58%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 93.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lewes each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lewes is 1,065.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -45.58% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -45.66% lower than the Delaware property crime rate of 1,961.4 per 100,000 people.

Lewes Crime Compared To Delaware Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Delaware.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Lewes

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Millsboro, DE 4,613 222 4,812.5 4,053.8 758.7
Milton, DE 3,066 34 1,108.9 913.2 195.7
Ocean View, DE 2,231 18 806.8 717.2 89.6
Rehoboth Beach, DE 1,573 106 6,738.7 6,293.7 445.0
Bethany Beach, DE 1,268 63 4,968.5 4,968.5 0.0
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