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Crime Report for Delray Beach,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Delray Beach, is 0.6 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Delray Beach Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Delray Beach, has a violent crime rate of 1060 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 805 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Delray Beach 1060
FL 805
National 676

Delray Beach, is in the 82% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 93% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 82% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Delray Beach, or said another way, 18% of cities in have crime rates higher than Delray Beach.


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Crime Delray Beach FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 1059.6 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 3.1 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 36.1 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 326.0 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 694.4 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 5528.7 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 1196.0 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 3983.1 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 349.6 414.1 382.3
Arson 14.1 17.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Delray Beach, has a property crime rate of 5528.7 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4877.7 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Delray Beach 5528.7
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Delray Beach Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 74
National Percentile Rank - 90