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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Providence/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime422n/a (estimate)9051,4582,324
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)66172370
Vehicle theft46n/a98.6159.6282.7
Property crime391n/a (estimate)8381,2851,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in East Providence, RI

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in East Providence is 61.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In East Providence, there were 31 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 66 per 100,000 individuals, 82% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 391 property crimes, amounting to 838 per 100,000 residents, 57.1% lower than the U.S. average.

East Providence shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 66 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made East Providence an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, East Providence recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in East Providence?

What do the local residents think about crime in East Providence? Well, based on a recent survey of 9 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 44% of East Providence residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 56% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is East Providence a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if East Providence is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. East Providence has a total crime rate that is 61% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.16 daily crimes (0.08 violent daily crimes and 1.07 daily property crimes) in East Providence.

Has Crime in East Providence Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in East Providence has increased by 0.7%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of East Providence, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 53%, while property crime has increased by 10.8%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not East Providence is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in East Providence

East Providence reports an unemployment rate of 3.3%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall East Providence crime rates.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced East Providence crime rates. East Providence registers a population density of 3571.3 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In East Providence, the average monthly rent stands at $988, while the national average is $949 per month.

East Providence crime map

The East Providence crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in East Providence as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The East Providence crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the East Providence crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • East Providence crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in East Providence are 82% lower than the national average
  • In East Providence you have a 1 in 111 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • East Providence is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in East Providence has increased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In East Providence (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in East Providence, RI per 100,000 people. In East Providence, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.61 times less than the Rhode Island average and 2.57 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in East Providence is 2.59 times less than the Rhode Island average and 5.57 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, East Providence has a daily crime rate that is 1.53 times less than the Rhode Island average and 2.33 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is East Providence (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of East Providence to every other city in Rhode Island, as well as the entirety of the United States, is East Providence safe? The gauges above illustrate that East Providence is safer than 75% of every city located within Rhode Island along with 80% 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. As a result, East Providence, RI is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in East Providence

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in East Providence is 1 in 1505
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Providence is 1 in 120
        The chance of being a victim of crime in East Providence is 1 in 111
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in East Providence? In East Providence, you have a 1 in 1505 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 120. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in East Providence, RI is 1 in 111.

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

        Determining whether East Providence is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. East Providence violent crime rates have decreased by 51%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 17% year over year. Total crimes for East Providence has increased by 6% in the same time frame.

        East Providence police department

        Item East Providence Rhode Island National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1101,505558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
        There are a total of 110 East Providence police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.1% less than the Rhode Island average and 28% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Rhode Island

        State Total offenders Rhode Island /100K National /100K
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        Somerset, MA18,1602298301,059
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        Source: The East Providence, RI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.