Wilmington, DE Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
3,713
Total Crimes
5,296.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
125.78%
Above National Average
32 out of 35
In Delaware
8,508 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Wilmington, DE?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Wilmington is 5,296.7 per 100,000 people. That's 125.78% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 121.32% higher 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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Wilmington SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
8

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Wilmington
/ 100k People
Delaware
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,713 5,296.7 2,393.3 2,346.0
Murder 31 44.2 7.4 6.5
Robbery 280 399.4 70.9 73.9
Aggravated Assault 786 1,121.3 327.1 279.7
Violent Crime 1,115 1,590.6 431.9 387.8
Burglary 545 777.5 254.2 314.2
Larceny 1,623 2,315.3 1,538.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 430 613.4 168.7 246.0
Property Crime 2,598 3,706.1 1,961.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Wilmington

1,115
Violent Crimes
1,590.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
310.16%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 62.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Wilmington each year. That compares to a 1 in 231.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Wilmington is 1,590.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 310.16% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 268.28% higher than the Delaware violent crime rate of 431.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Wilmington

2,598
Property Crimes
3,706.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
89.26%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 27.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Wilmington each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Wilmington is 3,706.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 89.26% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 88.96% higher than the Delaware property crime rate of 1,961.4 per 100,000 people.

Wilmington 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 Wilmington

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Ridley Park, PA 7,046 54 766.4 667.0 99.3
Swarthmore, PA 6,428 32 497.8 466.7 31.1
Elsmere, DE 5,851 139 2,375.7 1,880.0 495.6
New Castle, DE 5,420 196 3,616.2 3,376.4 239.9
Penns Grove, NJ 4,721 252 5,337.9 4,215.2 1,122.6
Newport, DE 1,035 36 3,478.3 2,801.9 676.3
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