Clayton, DE
Crime Rates


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Clayton, DE crime analytics

Clayton is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (61%) and also has a lower crime rate than 93% of the communities in Delaware, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Clayton is one in 82 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

How does the crime rate in Clayton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Clayton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Clayton's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Clayton 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 Clayton.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Clayton occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Clayton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 446. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Clayton is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Clayton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 101.

Clayton Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 61% of U.S. Cities

Clayton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Clayton 2.24
Delaware 4.99
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 446

in Clayton

1 in 200

in Delaware
Population: 3,123
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.64 0.32 1.28
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)

Clayton 9.93
Delaware 26.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 101

in Clayton

1 in 37

in Delaware
Clayton Property CRIMES
Population: 3,123
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3 26 2
Rate per 1,000 0.96 8.33 0.64
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

Clayton Crimes Per Square Mile

Clayton 21
Delaware 76

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