The first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, Delaware is a hotbed of national history, small towns, and even beautiful beaches. It’s also the only state without any national parks, historic sites, memorials, battlefields, or monuments, ironically. However, when you consider that it’s the second smallest state in the nation to Rhode Island, this makes more sense. The entire state is only 1,982 square miles and 96 miles long! Basically, you can drive across it in less than two hours, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to see.
Let’s get specific. If you’re in Delaware, make sure to check out:
- Winterthur: A historic estate from the illustrious du Pont family, this property had period rooms plus 60 acres of beautiful botanical gardens
- Bethany Beach: With a gorgeous beach, cute shops and blocks upon blocks of boardwalk, Bethany Beach is a great family summer destination
- Cape Henlopen State Park: On over 5,000 acres, this park includes beaches, hikes, an observation tower and even disc golf, all on an old military base.
Moving to Delaware? Visiting Delaware? It’s a good idea to get acquainted with its safest cities before you enter state lines. Our top pick, based on crime statistics from the FBI, is Elsmere. With a population a little over 6,000 people, there are only 2.62 violent crimes and 18.68 property crimes per 1,000 people, both decreases from the previous year. Other top picks include Newark, Middletown, Dover, and Wilmington, of the state’s largest cities.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
This statistic shows how many police officers there are per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, there was an average of 2.4 sworn officers per 1,000 inhabitants as of 2011, reports the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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To view our complete methodology, scroll down to the bottom of the list. Otherwise, sit back, relax and read about the safest cities in Delaware. You can thank yourself later!
New Castle, DE
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Police offer rates per 1000 people
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates, total number of police officers, and the total number of civilians working in law offices.