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


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

Crime rate in Lewes, DE

The 2019 crime rate in Lewes, DE is 104 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.6 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 42.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Lewes crime rate fell by 27% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Lewes has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Lewes, DE is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lewes:

104.1
Rehoboth Beach:

647.5
Dewey Beach:

543.1
Milton:

86.8
Georgetown:

325.0
Cape May Point:

91.2
Millsboro:

384.8
Ellendale:

216.2
West Cape May:

135.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lewes by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(102.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
1
(32.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(102.3)
1
(33.4)
1
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(63.4)
1
(31.9)
4
(129.0)
9
(285.7)
4
(124.1)
7
(252.3)
7
(248.2)
6
(209.1)
6
(204.6)
7
(233.9)
2
(65.3)
3
(95.8)
7
(223.4)
3
(91.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(1,300)
24
(765.1)
28
(902.9)
22
(698.4)
16
(496.6)
15
(540.5)
11
(390.1)
14
(488.0)
21
(716.0)
10
(334.1)
9
(293.6)
13
(415.2)
15
(478.6)
6
(182.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
66
(2,093)
32
(1,020)
70
(2,257)
64
(2,032)
65
(2,017)
59
(2,126)
51
(1,809)
58
(2,022)
61
(2,080)
66
(2,205)
53
(1,729)
62
(1,980)
49
(1,563)
38
(1,156)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(63.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.2)
4
(127.0)
1
(31.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.9)
3
(104.6)
2
(68.2)
1
(33.4)
1
(32.6)
2
(63.9)
1
(31.9)
1
(30.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index217.9110.3191.6197.5211.0173.3194.0165.2292.2171.1115.2158.1143.3104.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 32 registered sex offenders living in Lewes, Delaware as of May 18, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lewes is 96 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Lewes:

76.1
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lewes:

111.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lewes:

79.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lewes:

48.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lewes:

133.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lewes:

255.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lewes:

104.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lewes:

177.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lewes:

126.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lewes:

155.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lewes:

142.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lewes:

80.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lewes:

31.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lewes:

63.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lewes:

143.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lewes:

10.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lewes:

32.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lewes:

21.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Lewes:

98.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Lewes:

178.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lewes:

191.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lewes:

150.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lewes:

182.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lewes:

257.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lewes:

214.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lewes:

179.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lewes:

214.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lewes:

204.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lewes:

260.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lewes:

298.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lewes:

204.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lewes:

374.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lewes:

197.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lewes:

99.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lewes:

60.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lewes:

140.3
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 2019, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.96
Delaware average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.15
Delaware average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.15
Delaware average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.92
Delaware average:

2.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.35
Delaware average:

2.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Delaware average:

2.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.53
Delaware average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.90
Delaware average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.68
Delaware average:

3.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.72
Delaware average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.13
Delaware average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.19
Delaware average:

3.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
Delaware average:

3.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.43
Delaware average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.43
Delaware average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.43
Delaware average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.43
Delaware average:

2.70

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

Zip codes: 19958.