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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 8%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePawtucket/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,933n/a (estimate)2,6841,7562,489
Murder1n/a1.42.45.0
Rape57n/a79.146.342.6
Robbery47n/a65.339.581.6
Assault188n/a261.0132.9250.2
Violent crime293n/a (estimate)407221379
Burglary315n/a437.3219.1340.5
Theft1,146n/a1,591.01,187.51,549.5
Vehicle theft179n/a248.5128.2219.9
Property crime1,640n/a (estimate)2,2771,5352,110

Key findings

  • Pawtucket crime rates are 8% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pawtucket are 7% higher than the national average
  • In Pawtucket you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pawtucket is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pawtucket has decreased by 12%

Pawtucket crime map

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The Pawtucket crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pawtucket as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Pawtucket crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Pawtucket (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Pawtucket for every 100,000 residents. The Pawtucket total amount of daily crime is 1.53 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.08 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Pawtucket, is 1.84 times more than the Rhode Island average, and it is 1.07 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Pawtucket has a daily crime average that is 1.48 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.08 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Pawtucket (higher is better)

      Is Pawtucket safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Rhode Island as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Pawtucket to other cities in the state and across the country, Pawtucket is 17% safer than other cities of Rhode Island and 26% safer than other cities in the nation. Pawtucket has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pawtucket

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pawtucket is 1 in 246
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pawtucket is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pawtucket is 1 in 38
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pawtucket? In Pawtucket, you have a 1 in 246 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 44. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pawtucket, RI is 1 in 38.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Pawtucket has decreased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Pawtucket has decreased by 13%, and the total amount of crime in Pawtucket has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Pawtucket police department

      ItemPawtucketRhode IslandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1701,505558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
      There are a total of 170 Pawtucket police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.1% less than the Rhode Island average and 26.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Rhode Island

      StateTotal offendersRhode Island /100KNational /100K
      Rhode Island000

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      Franklin Town, MA32,8736124130
      Chepachet, RI1,86376524600
      North Seekonk, MA2,814156562719
      Norton Center, MA2,732165595761
      Ocean Grove, MA2,669172618790
      Somerset, MA18,279238721959
      Taunton, MA56,504381605985
      Pawtucket, RI71,3894072,2772,684

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      Apple Valley, CA71,4554581,4921,950
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      Gulfport, MS71,2653264,8245,150
      Lafayette, IN71,2494853,2903,775
      Lynwood, CA71,2336432,0092,652
      Pawtucket, RI71,3894072,2772,684
      Source: The Pawtucket, RI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.