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Wilmington Crime Rate Report (Delaware)

Wilmington crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 16 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Wilmington for 2019 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Wilmington in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 348.33% and the city property crime rate in Wilmington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 100.34%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Wilmington was higher than the violent crime rate in Delaware by 249.89% and the city property crime rate in Wilmington was higher than the property crime rate in Delaware by 77.5%.

Property and Violent Crime
Wilmington Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Wilmington Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Wilmington Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault786
Arson5
Burglary812
Larceny and Theft2,232
Motor Vehicle Theft500
Murder and Manslaughter26
Rape35
Robbery438
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)4,875
Property Crime3,544
Violent Crime1,285
2019 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault759
Arson2
Burglary834
Larceny and Theft2,409
Motor Vehicle Theft283
Murder and Manslaughter31
Rape36
Robbery332
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)4,855
Property Crime3,524
Violent Crime1,157

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Wilmington Property Crime

Wilmington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Wilmington Crime 2016

Wilmington Crime 2019

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Wilmington Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Wilmington Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Wilmington, Delaware crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Wilmington crime report data for 2019 was projected from 16 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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