Middletown, DE
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The crime rate in Middletown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Middletown is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Middletown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Delaware, Middletown has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Middletown to other communities of similar population, then Middletown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Middletown does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Middletown 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 Middletown; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 217. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Middletown's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Middletown a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Middletown is one in 28.

Middletown Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Middletown Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

94

728

822

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.61

35.74

40.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Middletown 4.61
Delaware 4.99
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 217

in Middletown

1 in 200

in Delaware
Middletown VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 20,372
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 28 59
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 1.37 2.90
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
Middletown 35.74
Delaware 26.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Middletown

1 in 37

in Delaware
Middletown Property CRIMES
Population: 20,372
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 72 646 10
Rate per 1,000 3.53 31.71 0.49
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

Middletown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Middletown 70
Delaware 76