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Safest Places to Live in Rhode Island 2020

EPF Last Update: March 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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1North Kingstown26101100,38
2Portsmouth1747470,40
3Bristol22131100,45
4Glocester1015850,49
5Hopkinton810940,49
6Barrington1611280,50
7Narragansett1544880,52
8South Kingstown30816160,52
9Richmond762740,52
10Jamestown553730,54
11Cumberland35018230,66
12Scituate1061780,75
13Westerly22537170,75
14East Greenwich13051100,77
15Lincoln21900170,78
16West Greenwich622750,80
17Middletown16030130,81
18Charlestown781070,90
19Warwick80380730,91
20Smithfield21746210,97

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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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Hopkinton810940,49
2Richmond762740,52
3Jamestown553730,54
4Little Compton351120,57
5West Greenwich622750,80
6Charlestown781070,90
7Foster473561,27
8New Shoreham103443,87

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1North Kingstown26101100,38
2Portsmouth1747470,40
3Bristol22131100,45
4Glocester1015850,49
5Barrington1611280,50
6Narragansett1544880,52
7Scituate1061780,75
8Westerly22537170,75
9East Greenwich13051100,77
10Lincoln21900170,78
11Middletown16030130,81
12Smithfield21746210,97
13Tiverton15835161,01
14North Smithfield12469131,04
15Burrillville16781191,13
16Johnston29317401,36
17Warren10393181,73
18West Warwick28464652,28
19Newport24863853,42
20Central Falls19293834,30

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1South Kingstown30816160,52
2Cumberland35018230,66
3Warwick80380730,91
4Coventry34814351,01
5East Providence47526501,05
6North Providence32475381,17
7Cranston810591181,46
8Pawtucket718923214,47
9Providence1801698194,55
10Woonsocket417072465,90

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.

Thank you!

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