Reported Annual Crime In Providence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleProvidence/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,885n/a (estimate)3,8281,9842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleProvidence/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder12n/a6.71.95.3
Rape104n/a57.842.041.7
Robbery255n/a141.844.798.0
Assault589n/a327.5143.5248.9
Violent crime960n/a (estimate)534232383
Burglary1,013n/a563.2303.6430.4
Theft4,332n/a2,408.61,308.11,694.4
Vehicle theft580n/a322.5140.0237.4
Property crime5,925n/a (estimate)3,2941,7522,362
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 93% higher than in comparison to the Rhode Island mean and are 39% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Providence, RI has a rate that is 130% higher than the Rhode Island average; compared to the United States, it is 39% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Providence, RI is 88% higher than its state's mean, and 39% higher than the country's average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Providence is 39% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.49 daily crimes that occur in Providence.
  • Providence is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Providence you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Providence has decreased by 3%.

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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 1.93 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.39 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Providence, RI is 2.30 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.39 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Providence, RI has a daily crime rate that is 1.88 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.39 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 8% of every city located within Rhode Island along with 16% 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 188
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Providence is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Providence is 1 in 27
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 188. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 31 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 27.

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 decreased by 6% and the rate of property crime in Providence, RI has decreased by 3%. The total crime rate in Providence, RI has decreased by 3% year to year.

Providence police department

ItemProvidenceRhode IslandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5171,505558,732
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 10.6% 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, RI1,86379599678
Harrisville, RI1,62995715810
North Seekonk, MA2,814171685855
Norton Center, MA2,732181725906
Ocean Grove, MA2,669188753941
Somerset, MA18,2791929271,118
Mansfield Center, MA7,7631641,0441,208
Providence, RI178,8515343,2943,828

Cities with similar population

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Santa Clarita, CA180,3031631,4241,587
Newport News, VA181,6064993,0423,541
Port St. Lucie, FL175,652991,1271,226
Brownsville, TX182,1102572,7953,052
Chattanooga, TN175,4621,0665,9867,052
Providence, RI178,8515343,2943,828
Source: The Providence, RI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.