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In 1977 the General Assembly passed Delaware's Freedom of Information Act to insure that government be open and accountable to the people. The Delaware Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the state law that gives the public the right to observe government meetings and to access government records. Additionally the Delaware Open Meetings Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. Records specifically exempted from public disclosure by statute or common law include but are not limited to intelligence files compiled for law-enforcement purposes, records involving labor negotiations or collective bargaining, pending investigative files and personnel, medical or pupil files. The office of the Attorney General is responsible for investigating any alleged violations of the FOIA. Delaware has three counties, the fewest of any U.S. state. Each county elects a legislative body. most functions which are handled on a county by county basis in other states, such as court and law enforcement have been centralized in Delaware. The centralization significantly concentrates the power of the Delaware state government. Delaware has 1,795 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. Delaware criminal histories and records are maintained by the Delaware State Identification Bureau, a division of the Delaware State Police. Find current Delaware public records fast and easily. Request criminal records from local law enforcement authorities and find out about prisons and individual inmate information. Search the state's judicial system for current court case records. Find information about the county governments, resources and services they have to offer their citizens. Link to the city websites to learn about individual communities and local attractions. Gather information on the residents and learn about the housing and real estate markets. Investigate the possibility of doing business in Delaware by learning about the demographics and local economy. Read about interesting news headlines and stories happening in Delaware. Get birth, death and marriage statistics and learn about the history of Delaware and its people. Check this site often as new Delaware sources are added on a regular basis.

Delaware Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:5,075
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:41
Forcible Rape:289
Aggravated Assault:3,207
Total Property Crime:30,939
Larceny Theft:21,878
Motor Vehicle Theft:1,530
Delaware Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 897,934
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 2000783,557
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201015%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010114,334
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population783,600
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age59,726
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age7%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age206,993
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 23%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older14%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older126,693
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents52%
State's white resident population recorded in 2010618,617
State's black resident population recorded in 2010191,814
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 20104,181
State's Asian resident population recorded in 201028,549
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010400
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races23,854
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin73,221
Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010586,752
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201069%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 201021%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20101%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20103%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20103%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20108%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201065%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Delaware
Births 200712,170
Deaths 20077,327
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 200791
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200985%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Delaware Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 20098%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200912%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200987%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200928%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 200978,336

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Delaware
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 24 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009396,222
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 200953,167
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200916%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 74%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$235,000
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200918%
Total number of households between 2005-2009325,160
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Delaware Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $28,935
2009 statewide income of median households in Delaware$56,985
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200911%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$34,575
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$40,112
Labor force of civilian workers in 2009434,704
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 200935,035
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 8%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 548,130
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 40,310
People employed by the government in 2007 70,838
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 200728,746,991
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200752,446
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 25,174
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 389,510
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 3%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 53,210
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 20071,910,770

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Delaware
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 200774,590
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20079%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20072%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200726%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 25,679,939
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 20075,727,401
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 14,202,083
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 16,421

Land Valuation

Property value and Delaware territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 3,156
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 360,930
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms510,253
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year6,622,718
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year7,585
Size in square miles of land as of 20001,954
Population per square mile in the year 2010460
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Delaware Arrest Records
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Elderly man assaulted in Milton cemetery
Milton Police are investigating the assault and robbery of an elderly man that occurred April 19 in the cemetery on Union Street in Milton. Police say an 82-year-old man was placing flowers on a grave site between 3:30 and 5 p.m., when an unknown male assaulted the man and robbed him. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded jacket or sweatshirt at the time of the alleged crime. He was last seen running toward the ...
April 19 2014 - Source:

Woman killed in accident west of Millsboro
A 59-year-old Pittsville, Md., woman was killed in accident west of Millsboro April 18. The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m., on Conaway Road. Delaware State Police say Dakota A. Price, 21, of Laurel, was traveling westbound on Phillips Hill Road approaching the intersection of Conaway Road when for unknown reasons he traveled off of the right side of the roadway into an open field. His 2005 Chevrolet Venture ...
April 19 2014 - Source:

Fire erupts at Dewey Beach home
Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire at 17 Saulsbury St. in Dewey Beach. The fire was reported about 2:45 p.m. April 16. Crews from the Rehoboth Beach, Indian River and Lewes fire departments responded to the fire, which was brought under control shortly after 3:20 p.m. Rehoboth Fire Department Deputy Chief William Blizzard said the cause of the fire was under investigation by the state Fire Marshal's ...
April 16 2014 - Source:

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing boat
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 49-year-old man by helicopter after receiving a call for help April 14. A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Mary Elizabeth alerted the Coast Guard at 8 a.m. about an ailing crewmember who was in need of immediate medical attention, according to a U.S. Coast Guard press release. The Coast Guard said the boat was about 50 miles offshore from Lewes when they responded. The man was ...
April 16 2014 - Source:

Rehoboth man found
A 56-year-old Rehoboth Beach man has been found after a search by police that began early morning today. Terry L. Burns of Second Street, True Vale Acres, has been located, and he is in good condition, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. Police had initiated a search for Burns after he left his home at 1 a.m. today and he could not be located.
April 16 2014 - Source:

Millsboro teen dies following motorcycle crash
A 19-year-old Millsboro teen died April 13 after his motorcycle ran off a Dover-area road and crashed into some trees. Garrett K. Rudy was riding his 2006 Honda Motorcycle at 1:06 p.m. heading northbound on Wyoming Mill Road south of Hazlettville Road when for unknown reasons he ran off the road while negotiating a left curve, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. The motorcycle struck a ...
April 14 2014 - Source:

Delaware Most Wanted
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Delaware Mugshots
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Delaware Missing Children
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JANTEYL JOHNSON, Age Now: 19, Missing: 02/03/2010. Missing From NEWARK, DE. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: New Castle County Police Department (Delaware) 1-302-395-8171.
March 22 2014 - Source:

Endangered Missing: TINA KEMP (DE)
TINA KEMP, Age Now: 48, Missing: 02/03/1979. Missing From FELTON, DE. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Delaware State Police 1-302-697-4454.
August 08 2013 - Source:

Endangered Runaway: JANTEYL JOHNSON (DE)
JANTEYL JOHNSON , Age Now: 18, Missing: 02/03/2010. Missing From NEWARK, DE. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: New Castle County Police Department (Delaware) 1-302-395-8171.
August 08 2013 - Source:

Endangered Missing: SHAWN WHITE (DE)
SHAWN WHITE, Age Now: 10, Missing: 12/08/2002. Missing From WILMINGTON, DE. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Wilmington Police Department (Delaware) 1-302-571-4525.
August 08 2013 - Source:

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Ignite Newark IV
May 7, 2014Join Discover My Delaware for an evening of networking and community engagement from one of the most innovative locations in our state of neighbors, the Delaware Technology Park. On May 7th, techies, geeks, social media mavens, NetDE friends and every flavor of business and non-profit professional will gather for light pub fare, cocktails and some entertaining, innovative and quite possibly provocative Ignite presentations. You never know what will happen when someone is under the pressure of 5 minutes, 20 slides all set to transition every 15 seconds! A portion of the proceeds from Ignite Newark IV will benefit Exceptional Care for Children, along with 100% of proceeds from door prizes. We hope that you will join us for a good time and bring your support for our brave Ignite Newark presenters and the awesome kids of ECC!
Happening May 07 2014 - Source:

Planning Commission Public Hearing on Comprehensive Development Plan - FINAL DRAFT
May 6, 2014
Happening May 06 2014 - Source:

Iron Hill Museum Archaeology Festival
May 4, 2014Come visit the Iron Hill Museum during the Archaeology Festival! Learn what archaeology is first hand from professional archaeologists, learn how cooking was done a long time ago, talk to native people that live in Delaware today and find out what they do!
Happening May 04 2014 - Source:

Spring Herb-a-licious Luncheon
May 3, 2014Moira Sheridan will be the guest speaker. She is the gardening columnist for the News Journal and will be discussing herbs. Tickets may be purchased at the church week days between 10:00 AM and 4:00.
Happening May 03 2014 - Source:

Blue Hens Fandemonium V & Delaware Football Spring Game
May 3, 2014It will be a day filled with family fun, food, and football Saturday, May 3 when the University of Delaware hosts Fandemonium V and the annual Blue-White Football Spring Game beginning at 10 a.m. at Delaware Stadium. All events are free and open to kids and adults of all ages. Among the activities at Fandemonium V are: • Live Music and Entertainment • Sampling from your favorite food partners • Inflatable games and interactive activities • FREE Pony Rides and Face Painting • Blue Hens Spirit Item Giveaways • Photo Ops with YouDee and UD Cheerleaders • Blue Hens Merchandise available for purchase from the UD Bookstore • Giveaways and MORE! Following the spring game, members of the 2014 Blue Hens Football team will sign autographs for fans under the stands on the west concourse.
Happening May 03 2014 - Source:

MOMS Club of Newark Social Meeting
May 2, 2014New members are always welcome! Come and have a chat with other moms of young children while the kids play. The MOMS Club of Newark is a support group for stay-at-home moms and their children in the 19711, 19702 and 19713 zip codes. We have a monthly social, playgroups, park days, community service projects, and a variety of other activities for moms and their children. Email us at or check us out on FaceBook:
Happening May 02 2014 - Source:

Delaware Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
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Delaware Crime News
Published news and events of criminal activity
Delaware County detectives serve search warrants at Chester police station
Delaware County detectives served search warrants at the Chester police station on Tuesday.
April 22 2014 - Source:

Troopers looking for wallet thief
Delaware State Police troopers are looking for a suspect in an April 6 wallet theft.
April 22 2014 - Source:

Man Sought in Use of Stolen Debit Card
Delaware State Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man accused of using a stolen debit card to make a purchase at a Dover liquor store.
April 22 2014 - Source:

82 Year Old Assaulted at Cemetery
MILTON, De. - An 82-year old man was visiting a deceased loved one at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milton, when an act of violence shocked the community. He was kneeled down, dropping flowers off when a suspect demanded money. That person then started beating the elderly man, and proceeded to stole his wallet. The incident happened in broad daylight, late Saturday afternoon between 3:30 and 5:00.
April 21 2014 - Source:

U.S Air Force Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A U.S. Air Force officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.
April 21 2014 - Source:

Berkeleyside Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, April 10-16
This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley , compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See recent Berkeley crime coverage here . The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From April 10-16 , there were 13 burglary reports , 26 auto break-in or theft from a vehicle reports, and 15 ...
April 21 2014 - Source:

Delaware Latest Questions and Answers
Q: What is the lot and block number for 6054 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE
by Linda Hasson
A: New Castle County recorder of deeds only charges a dollar per page, it's stated on their official webpage. There's a section called 'Digital Document Technology' with a video on how to conduct a search and how it works. You can search under the buyers or sellers name. You can do the entire process from your home computer or even at a local library with net access and get the results.
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Q: What are the names of Hispanic-owned small businesses in Sussex County?
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Q: Fire november 26 2013
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Q: How can i reach someone with the town about real estate tax information?
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Q: How to get criminal records Middletown Delaware
by Bill
A: If a state wide background check will do this link will take you to the Delaware State Bureau of Identification (SBI). The town itself has a police department but the resources to request background checks are not available. This is also true with a lot of other smaller departments, the link or a way to request records doesn't just jump out, but there will usually be a link to their forms or downloads. Within these downloads, there may be a public record request form. Another approach is by seeing whether the county's law enforcement agency, in this case the New Castle County, Delaware Sheriffs department.
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Q: If records are public and free why isnt anything in this state or public on cant get any info anywhere on line for delaware
by dee dee
A: Public record laws make the records available for retrieval, that's all. They do not guarantee whether they're online or to make it easy as long as they can somehow be obtained. The fees can't be unreasonably excessive, but that's about the extent of it. Some states have more records available than others, some counties and so forth. Public records can also have restrictions and guidelines as to how and when they're available. Most of the records come from public entities, which charge for providing records. Some private companies offer services that make it easier to get them. If the agency is not providing a particular record online for example, a private company can the gather the information on their own and then charge for their work. This is common with Florida vital records, where a private company on behalf of the state is supplying records online. Even when you walk into the physical location, a fee can be imposed. Maintaining and providing records costs the department, so if their budget does not cover it, they will charge a fee. The larger states will have better resources for the public since the requests are more frequent. Public record sites will tell you where the records can be obtained, can offer more choices and the originating source, which is helpful If you're not familiar with which department to go to for a particular record. If you're looking for arrest information, most will think of getting a background check. Background checks generally comprise of convictions and not arrests. Arrests can be viewed online freely through the law enforcements jail/detention division's site which can be found on public record sites. Once again, not all agencies offer that online, so you have to rely on the source to be available from that particular agency. The Department of Corrections in most cases offer an online search free to the public, you can find out about it here Many records are not online and readily available, so comprehensive research is necessary, basically it takes work.
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Q: how to find sheriff sales homes in the frankford delaware area
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Q: How do I know in which county in Delaware to request a background check?
by jen
A: You do not necessarily need to know which county to conduct the search. You can request a criminal search from the central repository for criminal history information in the state of Delaware using the State Bureau of Identification You can also look up addresses found by doing a people search online. Some addresses or residences can be cross referenced by looking up deed information and property ownership. Also, keep in mind that juvenile records are not available through this service. Similar to criminal records, the state's superior court's case search can be looked up at once where you may not need to go from county to county You can access cases and judgments under persons' names as well as businesses.
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Q: Some of the areas to cover when conducting a background check can be done by individuals that know where to search. This can begin with looking up the type of records individually as departments throughout the government have different roles. For example, the county recorders or clerks do not maintain all records. There are city clerks that are separate from the court clerks, and each with their own responsibilities. If all you need are criminal records, you can obtain them here by requesting a background check from the Delaware State Bureau of Identification (SBI) for certified criminal history information to the public. It's important to remember that people move from time to time and conduct a search of as many residences as possible. This ensures better more complete results if there are records outside of the state you're looking. To search assets, property records are available through the state's recorder of deeds. The ease in which records are made available greatly depends on where it is being held. In some cases using private companies may be easier such as looking up addresses and names. Another asset that can be searched are Delaware entities filed with the division of corporations. Asset searches can go as far as looking at court cases for jury awards. In addition, court records can reveal divorces, lawsuits, judgments, criminal proceedings and more. An instant free online search available from the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation allows the public to verify licenses. This search also can be used to look up licensed facilities.
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Q: how is the crime in the town of Selbyville DE?
by anonymous
A: In addition to looking at statistics, you can also look at how many offenders are registered in the area. The area's schools, graduation rates and the local police department's press releases can also have more data. Police departments or the city's website often releases data about their area's crime and responses. Crime maps also have crimes occurring by location, but no all areas are included.
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Q: where can I find DUI arrests?
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Q: Looking for Jeffrey Charles Godson.
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Q: Any and all information on John William Lyle and family?
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Q: Where can I find Arrest records?
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Q: What is the top salary of a New Castle County Police Officer?
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