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


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

Crime rate in Middletown, DE

The 2018 crime rate in Middletown, DE was 168 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.6 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 60.0% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Middletown crime rate fell by 17% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1 - an increase of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Middletown has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Middletown, DE is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Middletown:

168.1
Delaware City:

212.0
Clayton:

162.6
Smyrna:

235.7
Elkton:

627.8
Salem:

551.6
Newark:

188.1
North East:

131.2
Kenton:

14.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Middletown by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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)
1
(4.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(25.0)
9
(68.7)
4
(29.2)
8
(42.0)
3
(15.6)
5
(25.4)
9
(45.5)
6
(29.8)
8
(38.7)
6
(28.3)
4
(17.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
26
(216.6)
22
(168.0)
18
(131.3)
28
(146.9)
22
(114.6)
16
(81.4)
14
(70.8)
18
(89.3)
20
(96.8)
25
(117.9)
15
(67.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
58
(483.1)
43
(328.4)
44
(320.9)
44
(230.8)
34
(177.1)
27
(137.3)
38
(192.3)
48
(238.2)
42
(203.2)
44
(207.4)
44
(196.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(658.0)
68
(519.4)
75
(547.0)
77
(403.9)
60
(312.5)
45
(228.9)
58
(293.5)
51
(253.1)
44
(212.9)
54
(254.6)
44
(196.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
288
(2,399)
341
(2,604)
317
(2,312)
313
(1,642)
387
(2,015)
281
(1,429)
401
(2,029)
457
(2,268)
450
(2,177)
391
(1,843)
386
(1,727)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(174.9)
11
(84.0)
14
(102.1)
14
(73.4)
21
(109.4)
9
(45.8)
11
(55.7)
5
(24.8)
6
(29.0)
14
(66.0)
7
(31.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.6)
2
(10.5)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)337.6318.3265.9223.6193.5149.1202.3208.7205.0196.3168.1

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 29 registered sex offenders living in Middletown, Delaware as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Middletown is 697 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Middletown:

158.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Middletown:

190.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Middletown:

188.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Middletown:

193.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Middletown:

177.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Middletown:

134.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Middletown:

161.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Middletown:

230.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Middletown:

255.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Middletown:

317.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Middletown:

374.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Property crime rate in 2018
Middletown:

130.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Middletown:

153.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Middletown:

155.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Middletown:

167.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Middletown:

168.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Middletown:

124.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Middletown:

179.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Middletown:

173.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Middletown:

240.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Middletown:

246.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Middletown:

277.8
U.S. Average:

302.2
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: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Delaware average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 38 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Delaware average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 35 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Delaware average:

3.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 34 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Delaware average:

2.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 36 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Delaware average:

2.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 33 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Delaware average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Delaware average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 33 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Delaware average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 31 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Delaware average:

3.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Delaware average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Delaware average:

3.26

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

Zip codes: 19709, 19734.