Wilmington remains one of the most dangerous cities in the country. 70% of those released from Delaware prisons will commit new crimes and be back in prison within two years.
Only 39% of Delaware students are proficient in reading and math and less than 20% of Black students in WIlmington read at grade level. 40% of Delaware’s children live in single parent households.
We are one of two states that has seen a rise in poverty in the last 4 years. 28% of working families live in poverty. 22% of workers have low wage jobs. 50% of parents use public assistance programs.
Delaware spends nearly $11,000 per citizen, the 10th highest rate in the country. Not only is our government expensive, it’s ineffective as well.