Bethany Beach, DE
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Bethany Beach, DE crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 80 per one thousand residents, Bethany Beach has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 12. Within Delaware, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bethany Beach.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 1,170, Bethany Beach has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Bethany Beach does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Bethany Beach.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bethany Beach does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bethany Beach.

Importantly, our analysis shows that Bethany Beach has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Bethany Beach's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bethany Beach is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bethany Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 12, which is a rate of 80 per one thousand population.

Bethany Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

1

(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Bethany Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

0

94

94

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.00

80.34

80.34

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethany Beach 0.00
Delaware 4.99

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Bethany Beach

1 in 200

in Delaware

Bethany Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,170
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethany Beach 80.34
Delaware 26.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 12

in Bethany Beach

1 in 37

in Delaware

Bethany Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 1,170
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 77 0
Rate per 1,000 14.53 65.81 0.00

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Bethany Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bethany Beach 81
Delaware 76

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