Delaware may be the First State, but that doesn’t mean we are the First SAFEST state. Neighborhood Scout recently released their list of the 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. and it’s a little disheartening to see Delaware make the Top 12.
This is one of those lists you don’t want to be on. Want to take a stab at what city in Delaware made this list in 2022?
Wilmington at #12.
According to Neighborhood Scout, this is the methodology used to determine their annual list: Here’s the methodology, according to Neighborhood Scout :”Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.” It continues “Once we have this complete and accurate count of crimes for every city in the nation, our analysis takes the violent crimes for each city with 25,000 or more people, and divides them by the population of the city, divided by 1,000. This establishes a violent crime rate per 1,000 population that is used to compare every city.”
This isn’t necessarily all bad news. If you want to find the bright side of things, Wilmington and Dover made the list in 2021. Wilmington at #7 and Dover at #86. Dover isn’t on this year’s list, so there’s some silver lining.
Our neighbors in Camden, Chester and Philadelphia ranked over the last few years. Only Camden is back on the 2022 list, coming in at #14.
Here are the Top 12 for 2022: