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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 Free Public Records Directory

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Delaware Free Court Records Search

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Delaware Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • Incident/Complaint#: 50-19-19419 Date/Time:Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 12:59PM Location:Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative: The Dover Police Department is seeking the identity of the suspect pictured below after Continue reading
    June 24, 2019
  • Incident/Complaint#: 50-19-19459 Date/Time: Saturday, June 22nd, at 4:23PM Location: Dover Mall, 1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative: The Dover Police Department arrested four juveniles on Saturday afternoon after responding to Continue reading
    June 23, 2019
  • JUNE 19, 2019 UPDATE The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in the murder of 35-year-old Tyrone Sampson that occurred on March 30th, 2019 on Weston Drive. Jermaine Brown (36) was arrested by the US Marshal’s First State Fugitive Continue reading
    June 19, 2019
  • Incident/Complaint#: 50-19-18709 Date/Time:Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 10:52PM Location:Barrister Place, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 22-year-old male with a gunshot wound to Continue reading
    June 17, 2019
  • Incident/Complaint#: 50-19-18716 Date/Time:Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 12:29AM Location:100 Block of East Sheldrake Circle, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred early Monday morning. Continue reading
    June 17, 2019
  • Incident/Complaint#: 50-19-18437 Date/Time:Friday, June 14th, 2019 between 6:30AM-6:00PM Location:800 Block of Leipsic Road, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Friday, June 14th, Continue reading
    June 17, 2019

Delaware Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Aliyah Fassett
    Aliyah Fassett, Age Now: 5, Missing: 09/25/2018. Missing From New Castle, De. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Delaware State Police (newark) 1-302-834-2620.
    May 29, 2019
  • Missing: Shaquan Shields
    Shaquan Shields, Age Now: 16, Missing: 02/17/2019. Missing From Middletown, De. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Middletown Police Department (delaware) 1-302-573-2800.
    March 05, 2019
  • Missing: Cody Hunter
    Cody Hunter, Age Now: 16, Missing: 02/10/2019. Missing From Dover, De. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dover Police Department (delaware) 1-302-736-7111.
    February 13, 2019
  • Missing: Tina Kemp
    Tina Kemp, Age Now: 54, Missing: 02/03/1979. Missing From Felton, De. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Delaware State Police 1-302-697-4454.
    November 29, 2018
  • Missing: Shakyla Dukes
    Shakyla Dukes, Age Now: 15, Missing: 09/25/2018. Missing From Dover, De. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dover Police Department (delaware) 1-302-736-7111.
    October 15, 2018
  • Missing: Meiona Curtis
    Meiona Curtis, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/15/2018. Missing From Magnolia, De. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dover Police Department (delaware) 1-302-736-7111.
    September 26, 2018

Delaware Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Delaware Latest Crime Records (Updated 06/26/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    4,576
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    54
  • Rape:
    386
  • Robbery:
    1,269
  • Aggravated Assault:
    2,867
  • Total Property Crime:
    27,900
  • Burglary:
    5,768
  • Larceny Theft:
    20,865
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    1,267

Delaware American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 06/26/2019)

  • Delaware's demographic and housing ACS survey of 917,060 being 0.29 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.4% males and 51.6% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Delaware social characteristics data of 339,046 households, which make up 0.29 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 227,841 families with and without children. There are 234,668 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Delaware American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 734,886 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.3 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 465,922 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Delaware housing characteristics are collected from 411,250 dwellings making up 0.31 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 339,046 or uninhabited 72,204 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 339,046 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Delaware Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    897,934
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    783,557
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    15%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    114,334
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    783,600
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    59,726
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    206,993
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    23%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    126,693
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    52%
  • State's white resident population
    618,617
  • State's black resident population
    191,814
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    4,181
  • State's Asian resident population
    28,549
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    400
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    23,854
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    73,221
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    586,752
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    69%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    21%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    8%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    65%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Delaware
  • Births
    12,170
  • Deaths
    7,327
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    91
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    85%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Delaware Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    8%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    12%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    87%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    28%
  • Total number of Veterans
    78,336
  • 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
    24 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    396,222
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    53,167
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    16%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    74%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $235,000
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    18%
  • Total number of households
    325,160
  • Average size of households
    3
  • 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
    $28,935
  • Statewide income of median households in Delaware
    $56,985
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    11%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $34,575
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $40,112
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    434,704
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    35,035
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    548,130
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    40,310
  • People employed by the government
    70,838
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    28,746,991
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    52,446
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    25,174
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    53,210
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    1,910,770
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Delaware
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    74,590
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    9%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    26%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    25,679,939
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    5,727,401
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    14,202,083
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    16,421
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Delaware territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    3,156
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    360,930
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    510,253
  • Size in square miles of land
    1,954
  • Population per square mile
    460
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