This webpage contains crime data for New Castle County, Delaware. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how New Castle County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for New Castle County, Delaware, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 103,668 total crimes reported in New Castle County, Delaware (19,237 of them violent). Of the 10,367 crimes that transpire each year in New Castle County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New Castle County, Delaware every 50 minutes. This includes 162 murders, 887 rapes, and over sixty-five thousand thefts (including 11,163 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in New Castle County, Delaware for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in New Castle County has climbed by 51 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 55 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in New Castle County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over seventeen thousand for New Castle County, Delaware in 2009.
Crime Data Information
New Castle County, Delaware law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for New Castle 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.