Browse Delaware Police Arrest Records Directory
If you were arrested in Delaware in 2014, you were in good company: about 5020 arrests were recorded in Delaware, a.k.a. The First State; The Small Wonder; Blue Hen State; The Diamond State where the population is about 925,749. Arrests there run from 204 for embezzlement to 64 for prostitution and 6,163 for drug abuse violations – but many of those don't make headlines like violent crimes such as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, which accounted for 22 arrests. The violent crime rate for Delaware was 547 per 1,000 residents in 2012, and the total number of arrests reported by state and local police agencies was 5020 in 2014. Interestingly, three large states each log as many as 1,000 arrests for murder and non-negligent manslaughter each year, according to the FBI: California, Texas and Florida. California's murder and non-negligent manslaughter arrests have floated between 1,800 and 2,500 in the last few years while Florida's is frequently under 1,000 arrests, but the highest murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate belongs to some smaller states like Louisiana, with 10.8 and the District of Columbia with 13.9 per 1,000 residents, respectively. States with the lowest violent crime rates include Vermont, South Dakota, Wyoming, Maine and Hawaii, each reporting fewer than 24 arrests for murder and non-negligent manslaughters in 2012. Some arrest statistics point to the policies of state and local officials, such as those for drunkenness, vagrancy and loitering, which were 473, 489 and 65 respectively as reported by Delaware in 2014 (if totals are zero it may mean that those issues are not considered crimes in some states).