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Sussex County, Delaware Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 19,152 total crimes reported in Sussex County, Delaware (2,724 of them violent). Of the 2,394 crimes that transpire each year in Sussex County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sussex County, Delaware every 3 hours. This includes 7 murders, 191 rapes, and close to thirteen thousand thefts (including 529 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Sussex County, Delaware (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Sussex County, Delaware for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Sussex County has climbed by 20 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 13 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Sussex County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to three thousand for Sussex County, Delaware in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sussex County, Delaware (2001-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Sussex County, Delaware (2001-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Sussex County, Delaware law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Sussex 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.

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