Delaware Criminal Records

  • Delaware has 265,177 total people (FBI, 2018).
  • Delaware is the 49th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Justice of the Peace Court has jurisdiction over civil cases where the disputed amount is less than $15,000 and in criminal cases including certain misdemeanors and motor vehicle cases.
  • The Court of Common Pleas has jurisdiction in civil cases where the disputed amount is less than $50,000 and they handle all misdemeanors, except for drug-related offenses or traffic offenses. They also hold preliminary hearings in felony cases.
  • The Family Court has extensive jurisdiction in all family and juvenile matters.
  • The Superior Court had original jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases except for equity cases. They also have exclusive jurisdiction over felonies and almost all drug offenses and they serve as an intermediate appellate court by hearing appeals from lower courts.
  • The Court of Chancery hears all cases relating to equity, which can include corporate issues, trusts, estates, disputes involving the purchase of land and questions of title to real estate, and commercial/contractual matters.
  • The Supreme Court is the Delaware's appellate court and receives direct appeals from the lower courts. They also set the administrative policy for the court system.

Crime Statistics for Delaware (FBI, 2018)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 2,112 41st / 49 (Very Low)
Murder 40 37th / 49 (Low)
Rape 0 2nd / 49 (Very High)
Robbery 611 39th / 49 (Low)
Aggravated Assault 1,341 44th / 49 (Very Low)
Property Crime 0 19th / 49 (High)
Burglary 1,406 47th / 49 (Very Low)
Larceny Theft 7,976 47th / 49 (Very Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 637 46th / 49 (Very Low)

Criminal Records in Delaware

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