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Crime rate in Georgetown, Delaware (DE): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Georgetown, DE compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Georgetown, DE

The 2018 crime rate in Georgetown, DE was 385 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Georgetown crime rate fell by 26% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Georgetown has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Georgetown, DE is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Georgetown:

385.4
Milton:

80.9
Ellendale:

173.1
Millsboro:

294.0
Bridgeville:

100.9
Dagsboro:

130.8
Blades:

99.7
Seaford:

479.8
Greenwood:

307.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Georgetown by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(202.9)
6
(120.7)
8
(161.2)
8
(154.0)
9
(170.6)
6
(112.9)
6
(92.5)
4
(60.6)
5
(74.7)
6
(87.6)
7
(99.9)
5
(69.7)
10
(136.3)
5
(67.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
28
(568.2)
28
(563.5)
42
(846.1)
29
(558.1)
19
(360.1)
16
(301.1)
20
(308.3)
23
(348.7)
19
(284.0)
34
(496.6)
15
(214.1)
19
(264.7)
14
(190.8)
9
(121.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
57
(1,157)
50
(1,006)
43
(866.2)
27
(519.6)
30
(568.5)
24
(451.7)
31
(477.8)
33
(500.3)
24
(358.8)
20
(292.1)
35
(499.6)
19
(264.7)
21
(286.2)
25
(337.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(1,238)
52
(1,046)
81
(1,632)
70
(1,347)
71
(1,345)
75
(1,412)
62
(955.6)
67
(1,016)
77
(1,151)
90
(1,314)
60
(856.4)
57
(794.2)
71
(967.6)
43
(579.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(3,571)
164
(3,300)
152
(3,062)
191
(3,676)
174
(3,297)
199
(3,746)
252
(3,884)
230
(3,487)
296
(4,425)
308
(4,498)
300
(4,282)
346
(4,821)
344
(4,688)
323
(4,354)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(182.6)
10
(201.2)
10
(201.5)
11
(211.7)
13
(246.4)
5
(94.1)
12
(185.0)
11
(166.8)
6
(89.7)
5
(73.0)
9
(128.5)
5
(69.7)
7
(95.4)
12
(161.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)808.2688.3849.1652.8603.9527.2499.1477.1481.5555.3485.6442.1486.4385.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 148 registered sex offenders living in Georgetown, Delaware as of January 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Georgetown is 49 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Georgetown:

296.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Georgetown:

374.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Georgetown:

334.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Georgetown:

456.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Georgetown:

482.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Georgetown:

396.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Georgetown:

485.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Georgetown:

485.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Georgetown:

489.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Georgetown:

634.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Georgetown:

692.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Georgetown:

1,057.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Georgetown:

905.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Georgetown:

1,065.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Georgetown:

413.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Georgetown:

517.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Georgetown:

318.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Georgetown:

357.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Georgetown:

442.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Georgetown:

410.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Georgetown:

404.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Georgetown:

498.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Georgetown:

464.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Georgetown:

402.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Georgetown:

413.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Georgetown:

483.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Georgetown:

470.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Georgetown:

485.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Georgetown:

509.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Georgetown:

404.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Georgetown:

453.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Georgetown:

333.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Georgetown:

360.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Georgetown:

409.1
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Delaware average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 25 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Delaware average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Delaware average:

3.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Delaware average:

2.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Delaware average:

2.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Delaware average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Delaware average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Delaware average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Delaware average:

3.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.41
Delaware average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.46
Delaware average:

3.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.03
Delaware average:

3.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.88
Delaware average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.88
Delaware average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Delaware average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Delaware average:

2.70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Georgetown, DE
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 19947.