Reported Annual Crime In Providence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleProvidence/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,102n/a (estimate)3,9562,1402,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleProvidence/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder15n/a8.42.74.9
Rape109n/a60.743.538.6
Robbery282n/a157.152.6101.9
Assault612n/a340.9143.7237.8
Violent crime1,018n/a (estimate)567243373
Burglary1,282n/a714.1373.7491.4
Theft4,256n/a2,370.71,392.31,775.4
Vehicle theft546n/a304.1131.5220.2
Property crime6,084n/a (estimate)3,3891,8982,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Providence, RI for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Providence, RI is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Providence, RI crime rates are 85% higher than in comparison to the Rhode Island mean and are 38% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Providence, RI has a rate that is 134% higher than the Rhode Island average; compared to the United States, it is 52% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Providence, RI is 79% higher than its state's mean, and 36% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Providence is 38% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.84 daily crimes that occur in Providence.
  • Providence is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Providence you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Providence has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Providence (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Providence, RI per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Rhode Island and on a national level. In Providence, RI the total number of daily crimes is 1.85 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.38 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Providence, RI is 2.34 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.52 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Providence, RI has a daily crime rate that is 1.79 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.36 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Providence (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Providence, RI compared to every other city in Rhode Island as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Providence, RI ranks safer than 10% of every city located within Rhode Island along with 17% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Rhode Island and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Providence, RI. As a result, Providence, RI is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Providence

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Providence is 1 in 177
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Providence is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Providence is 1 in 26
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Providence, RI? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Providence, RI your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 177. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 30 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Providence, RI is 1 in 26.

Year Over Year Crime In Providence (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Providence, RI is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Providence, RI has increased by 9% and the rate of property crime in Providence, RI has decreased by 11%. The total crime rate in Providence, RI has decreased by 9% year to year.

Providence police department

ItemProvidenceRhode IslandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5171,505556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.63.3
There are a total of 517 Providence police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.9% greater than the Rhode Island average and 11% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Rhode Island

StateTotal offendersRhode Island /100KNational /100K
Rhode Island000

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chepachet, RI1,51083650733
Harrisville, RI1,96585669754
North Seekonk, MA2,660181782963
Norton Center, MA2,8701908211,011
Ocean Grove, MA2,6741938361,029
Providence, RI178,5625673,3893,956

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Overland Park, KS178,9452131,8412,054
Santa Clarita, CA179,0301661,3851,552
Brownsville, TX179,8342714,1404,411
Grand Prairie, TX181,1352452,1762,421
Newport News, VA181,3624333,0523,486
Providence, RI178,5625673,3893,956
Source: The Providence, RI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.