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About Delaware

Delaware, nicknamed the First State as well as the Small Wonder, has a population of 952,065 (as of 2016). The nickname originates from the ratification of the US Constitution in 1787. This is when Delaware became the first US state, and only four months later was joined by Philadelphia. The capital city of Delaware is Dover. The largest city is Wilmington with a population of 70,851.

Crime in Delaware

The most dangerous city in Delaware is Dover, since it is the only metropolitan area in the state. The city violent crime rate there is 471 per 100,000 people. Having said this, Dover is actually a safer place than the entire state altogether. In 2015, only 11 out of 62 murders in Delaware were reported in Dover.

The violent crime rate in the state is 499 per 100,000 residents, which is the 8th highest in the country. The poverty rate in Dover is 14.6%, while the unemployment rate is at 4.8% (5.1% for the entire state). Capital punishment was abolished in Delaware in 2016.

The safest areas in the state are Elsmere, Newark, and Middletown.

How to find mugshots in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Corrections provides information on inmates, including mugshots, however this data cannot be acquired online. The request has to be made either by phone or in person.

The same information is also provided by the County Sheriff’s offices (not available online).

An online searchable database that you can access is managed by the Delaware State Police State Bureau of Identification. This is where you will find the registry of sex offenders in the state.

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