Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Rehoboth 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 128 per one thousand residents, Rehoboth 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 8. Within Delaware, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Rehoboth Beach.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city'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 1,458, Rehoboth 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 Rehoboth 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 Rehoboth Beach.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Rehoboth 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 Rehoboth Beach.

For Rehoboth Beach, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Rehoboth Beach is one in 146.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Rehoboth Beach is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Rehoboth Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 8, which is a rate of 121 per one thousand population.

Rehoboth Beach Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 0% of U.S. Cities

Rehoboth Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Rehoboth Beach 6.86
Delaware 4.99

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 146

in Rehoboth Beach

1 in 200

in Delaware


Population: 1,458
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 2.06 4.80


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)

Rehoboth Beach 121.40
Delaware 26.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 8

in Rehoboth Beach

1 in 37

in Delaware

Rehoboth Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 1,458
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 18 156 3
Rate per 1,000 12.35 107.00 2.06

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

Rehoboth Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Rehoboth Beach 155
Delaware 76

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