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Safest Places to Live in Rhode Island 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

Rhode Island, or the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as it is officially known, is located in the northeastern region of the United States. It is one of the New England states and one of the oldest colonies. It is bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts, the Atlantic Ocean and New York (maritime border).

Rhode Island is the smallest state of all and the eight least populous with slightly over 1 million residents. It is also the second most densely populated state, right after New Jersey. The capital and largest city of Rhode Island is Providence, which has approximately 180,000 residents.

Rhode Island was one of the states that showed the most allegiance to the British Crown. It was also the last state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. The official nickname of Rhode Island is the Ocean State and the reason for it is rather obvious – it has so many bays and inlets in the Atlantic Ocean.

As one of the New England states, Rhode Island is very safe. The violent crime rate dropped by 2.7% in the period from 2016 to 2017, which is a 2.9% drop per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 5,000.

20 Safest Places in Rhode Island 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 North Kingstown 26101 10 0,38
2 Portsmouth 17474 7 0,40
3 Bristol 22131 10 0,45
4 Glocester 10158 5 0,49
5 Hopkinton 8109 4 0,49
6 Barrington 16112 8 0,50
7 Narragansett 15448 8 0,52
8 South Kingstown 30816 16 0,52
9 Richmond 7627 4 0,52
10 Jamestown 5537 3 0,54
11 Cumberland 35018 23 0,66
12 Scituate 10617 8 0,75
13 Westerly 22537 17 0,75
14 East Greenwich 13051 10 0,77
15 Lincoln 21900 17 0,78
16 West Greenwich 6227 5 0,80
17 Middletown 16030 13 0,81
18 Charlestown 7810 7 0,90
19 Warwick 80380 73 0,91
20 Smithfield 21746 21 0,97

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Crime Score in All Cities in Rhode Island 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Rhode Island cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

These are the results that we got:

Under 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Hopkinton 8109 4 0,49
2 Richmond 7627 4 0,52
3 Jamestown 5537 3 0,54
4 Little Compton 3511 2 0,57
5 West Greenwich 6227 5 0,80
6 Charlestown 7810 7 0,90
7 Foster 4735 6 1,27
8 New Shoreham 1034 4 3,87

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 North Kingstown 26101 10 0,38
2 Portsmouth 17474 7 0,40
3 Bristol 22131 10 0,45
4 Glocester 10158 5 0,49
5 Barrington 16112 8 0,50
6 Narragansett 15448 8 0,52
7 Scituate 10617 8 0,75
8 Westerly 22537 17 0,75
9 East Greenwich 13051 10 0,77
10 Lincoln 21900 17 0,78
11 Middletown 16030 13 0,81
12 Smithfield 21746 21 0,97
13 Tiverton 15835 16 1,01
14 North Smithfield 12469 13 1,04
15 Burrillville 16781 19 1,13
16 Johnston 29317 40 1,36
17 Warren 10393 18 1,73
18 West Warwick 28464 65 2,28
19 Newport 24863 85 3,42
20 Central Falls 19293 83 4,30

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 South Kingstown 30816 16 0,52
2 Cumberland 35018 23 0,66
3 Warwick 80380 73 0,91
4 Coventry 34814 35 1,01
5 East Providence 47526 50 1,05
6 North Providence 32475 38 1,17
7 Cranston 81059 118 1,46
8 Pawtucket 71892 321 4,47
9 Providence 180169 819 4,55
10 Woonsocket 41707 246 5,90

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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