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Kent County, Delaware Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Kent County, Delaware. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Kent County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Kent County, Delaware, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 29,081 total crimes reported in Kent County, Delaware (3,486 of them violent). Of the 2,908 crimes that take place per year in Kent County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kent County, Delaware every 3 hours. This includes 16 murders, 230 rapes, and just about twenty-three thousand thefts (including 1,521 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Kent County, Delaware for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Kent County has risen by 25%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 49%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Kent County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least three thousand for Kent County, Delaware in 2009.

Crime Trends in Kent County, Delaware (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Kent County, Delaware (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Kent County, Delaware law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Kent County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.