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Crime in Delaware 1993: An Analysis of Delaware Crime

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Date Published
May 1995
This report presents Delaware's 1993 police statistics, including statistics on violent crime, property crime, juvenile crime, drug crime, and arrests and clearances.

Other data address police activity by jurisdiction; regional crime comparisons; computer aided dispatch crime data; and the age, race, and sex of arrestees. Data show that crime in Delaware may have peaked in 1991, with the crime rate decreasing in both 1992 and 1993. At a rate of 235.9 crimes per 1,000 population, the 1993 crime rate decreased to levels below that of 1990, which was 244.9 crimes per 1,000 population. Both Part I and Part II crime rates fell in 1993 to levels below the 1990 rates; however, the number of violent crimes increased statewide to record levels. Part I offenses in 1993 decreased to a rate of 53.7 offenses reported to police per 1,000 population, the lowest level since 1989. The 1993 rate shows a 7.3-percent decrease in reported Part I crimes from the 1992 level of 57.9 per 1,000 population. Part II offenses reported to police in 1993 occurred at a rate of 182.2 per 1,000 population, the lowest rate since 1989 (190 per 1,000 population). The 1993 Part II rate is a 4.8- percent decrease from 1992, which had a Part II offense rate of 191.3.

Date Published: May 1, 1995