Safest Places to Live in Rhode Island of April 2024

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Rhode Island, or the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is located in the United States’ northeastern region as it is officially known. 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 eighth 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. Rhode Island’s official nickname is the Ocean State, and the reason for it is rather obvious – it has so many bays and inlets in the Atlantic Ocean.

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, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 10,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Rhode Island of April 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Barrington16 09040,25
2Smithfield21 79060,28
3East Greenwich13 11950,38
4Glocester10 28140,39
5North Smithfield12 56860,48
6Burrillville16 85990,53
7Scituate10 70760,56
8South Kingstown30 656190,62
9Portsmouth17 330110,63
10Westerly22 475150,67

Crime Score in All Cities in Rhode Island of April 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Rhode Island cities.

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:
1Richmond7 70130,39
2Hopkinton8 11040,49
3Little Compton3 48820,57
4West Greenwich6 37540,63
5Foster4 73030,63
6Jamestown5 50840,73
7Charlestown7 81960,77
8New Shoreham1 03232,91

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Barrington16 09040,25
2Smithfield21 79060,28
3East Greenwich13 11950,38
4Glocester10 28140,39
5North Smithfield12 56860,48
6Burrillville16 85990,53
7Scituate10 70760,56
8Portsmouth17 330110,63
9Westerly22 475150,67
10Middletown15 934110,69
11Tiverton15 745110,70
12Bristol22 070160,72
13North Kingstown26 286230,87
14Narragansett15 411140,91
15Johnston29 424321,09
16Lincoln21 891251,14
17Warren10 419181,73
18West Warwick28 847541,87
19Newport24 584682,77
20Central Falls19 423824,22

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1South Kingstown30 656190,62
2Cumberland35 206250,71
3Coventry34 751310,89
4Warwick80 749760,94
5East Providence47 590621,30
6North Providence32 655441,35
7Cranston81 4711271,56
8Pawtucket72 0302934,07
9Providence179 7628924,96
10Woonsocket41 7092375,68

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?

How safe do you feel?

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