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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 22%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewport/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime444n/a (estimate)1,8351,4762,346
Murder0n/a0.03.06.5
Rape14n/a57.838.538.4
Robbery4n/a16.531.873.9
Assault56n/a231.4157.5279.7
Violent crime74n/a (estimate)306231388
Burglary50n/a206.6166.8314.2
Theft295n/a1,218.9935.91,398.0
Vehicle theft25n/a103.3142.7246.0
Property crime370n/a (estimate)1,5291,2461,958

Key findings

  • Newport crime rates are 22% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newport are 21% lower than the national average
  • In Newport you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newport is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newport has decreased by 25%

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Compare Newport, RI Crime

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      Daily Crime In Newport (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Newport, Rhode Island is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Newport are 1.24 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.28 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Newport are 1.32 times more than than Rhode Island and 1.27 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Newport are 1.23 times more than than Rhode Island and 1.28 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Newport (higher is better)

      How safe is Newport, Rhode Island compared to other cities in Rhode Island and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Newport is safer than 33% of the cities in Rhode Island and 41% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Rhode Island and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Newport. Overall, Newport is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newport

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newport is 1 in 328
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newport is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newport is 1 in 55
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Newport? In Newport, you have a 1 in 328 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 66. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Newport, RI is 1 in 55.

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

      A good indicator of whether Newport is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Newport has increased by 10%, while the property crime rate in Newport has decreased by 30% year over year. The number of total crimes in Newport has decreased by 25% year over year.

      Newport police department

      ItemNewportRhode IslandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)941,505558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.82.63.3
      There are a total of 94 Newport police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.5% greater than the Rhode Island average and 17.5% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Rhode Island

      StateTotal offendersRhode Island /100KNational /100K
      Rhode Islandn/an/an/a

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Narragansett Pier, RI3,70844237281
      North Westport, MA4,6942287781,006
      Wakefield-Peacedale, RI8,9041719221,093
      Newport East, RI11,0421859961,181
      Tiverton, RI7,486701,1431,213
      Kingston, RI6,8912091,1271,336
      Newport, RI24,5703061,5291,835

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Smyrna Beach, FL24,5742641,6141,878
      South Salt Lake, UT24,5759659,20410,168
      Northport, AL24,5443513,0453,396
      De Pere, WI24,544108654761
      Waverly, MI24,6174301,2261,656
      Newport, RI24,5703061,5291,835
      Source: The Newport, RI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.