Wilmington has a population of 71,552. During the past three years, Wilmington saw 13,955 arrests. For 2017, the Wilmington's arrest rate totaled 655.75 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 107.16% makes Wilmington higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 1,142 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Wilmington also totaled 3,550 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Delaware City and Middletown, Wilmington is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Wilmington had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Wilmington averaged 1,142 violent crimes and 3,550 non-violent crimes.
The city of Wilmington experienced 13,713 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 264 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 349 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 5,317, and the aggravated assault total was 7,783.
It is situated in New Castle county, Delaware with a total number of 234 employees - 43 female, 127 male officers and 64 civilians. Wilmington PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is DE0020600, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.