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Delray Beach, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 44,552 total crimes reported in Delray Beach, Florida (6,459 of them violent). Of the 4,455 crimes that take place per year in Delray Beach, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Delray Beach, Florida 13 times per day. This includes 27 murders, 215 rapes, and just about thirty-one thousand thefts (including 3,914 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Delray Beach, Florida for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Delray Beach has been reduced by 19%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 5%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Delray Beach. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four thousand for Delray Beach, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Delray Beach, Florida (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 cities like Delray Beach, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Delray Beach, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Delray Beach 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.