Millsboro, DE
Crime Rates


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Millsboro, DE crime analytics

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Millsboro 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 24. Within Delaware, more than 66% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Millsboro.

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 4,216, Millsboro has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Millsboro 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 Millsboro.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Millsboro 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 Millsboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 264. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Millsboro is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Millsboro, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Millsboro Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Millsboro Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Millsboro 3.80
Delaware 4.99

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 264

in Millsboro

1 in 200

in Delaware


Population: 4,216
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 4 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.71 0.95 2.13


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)

Millsboro 38.19
Delaware 26.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Millsboro

1 in 37

in Delaware

Millsboro Property CRIMES

Population: 4,216
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 16 141 4
Rate per 1,000 3.80 33.44 0.95

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

Millsboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Millsboro 45
Delaware 76