At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Delaware with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Delaware with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.
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2016 Delaware Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Bridgeville
    • Population 2,243, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Bridgeville is home to an annual Apple Scrapple Festival.
  2. Clayton
    • Population 3,112, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Clayton was named after John Middleton Clayton, a 19th-century lawyer.
  3. Frederica
    • Population 827, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Frederica is home to ILC Dover, the company that makes spacesuits for NASA.
  4. Newark
    • Population 33,392, Burglaries 68
    • Town trivia: Newark contains the University of Delaware.
  5. Cheswold
    • Population 1,433, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Cheswold is part of the Dover metro area.
  6. Dover
    • Population 37,691, Burglaries 84
    • Town trivia: Dover is the only state captial in the US with an all-volunteer fire department.
  7. Fenwick Island
    • Population 413, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Fenwick Island and its neighbors are known as the “Quiet Resorts.”
  8. Ellendale
    • Population 410, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Ellendale’s was originally know as “Bennett’s Pleasure.”
  9. Middletown
    • Population 20,153, Burglaries 51
    • Town trivia: The film “Dead Poets Society” was almost entirely filmed at a school in Middletown.
  10. Camden
    • Population 3,529, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Camden shares a zip code with the neighboring town of Wyoming.

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2016 Delaware Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Dewey Beach
    • Population 370, Burglaries 8
    • Town trivia: Dewey Beach is home to a convention for rescued greyhounds.
  2. Laurel
    • Population 4051, Burglaries 75
    • Town trivia: Laurel is home to 10 historical potato houses.
  3. Bethany Beach
    • Population 1163, Burglaries 17
    • Town trivia: Bethany Beach is close to the Delaware Seashore State Park.
  4. Selbyville
    • Population 2381, Burglaries 33
    • Town trivia: Selbyville was once home to the world’s largest frying pan.
  5. Rehoboth Beach
    • Population 1449, Burglaries 18
    • Town trivia: Rehoboth Beach was probably inhabited by humans in 10,000 B.C.
  6. Seaford
    • Population 7545, Burglaries 80
    • Town trivia: Seaford is home to Liberty DeVitto, the drummer for Billy Joel.
  7. South Bethany
    • Population 494, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: South Bethany calls itself “The Best Little Beach in Delaware.”
  8. Wilmington
    • Population 72078, Burglaries 690
    • Town trivia: Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware by population.
  9. Newport
    • Population 1061, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Newport was the home of inventor Oliver Evans, an important figure in colonial times.
  10. Georgetown
    • Population 7006, Burglaries 60
    • Town trivia: Georgetown is the county seat of Sussex County, Delaware.

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