Newark, DE crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Newark 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 27. Within Delaware, more than 64% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Newark.

Importantly, when you compare Newark to other communities of similar population, then Newark crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Newark 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 Newark; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 284. 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 Newark is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Newark, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 29, which is a rate of 34 per one thousand population.

Newark Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Newark Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

118

1,142

1,260

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.52

34.07

37.60

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.52
4.23
National Median: 4
    Newark
    Delaware

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 284

in Newark

1 in 237

in Delaware

Newark VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 33,515
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 17 29 71
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.51 0.87 2.12

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
34.07
22.52
National Median: 21
    Newark
    Delaware

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Newark

1 in 44

in Delaware

Newark Property CRIMES

Population: 33,515
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 98 995 49
Rate per 1,000 2.92 29.69 1.46

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Newark Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
137
66
National Median: 28.3
    Newark
    Delaware