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Total crime 40%
Violent crime 19%
Property crime 43%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleProvidence/100k peopleRhode Island/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,498n/a (estimate)3,6071,8802,580
Murder10n/a5.61.55.0
Rape109n/a60.545.542.6
Robbery248n/a137.642.986.2
Assault452n/a250.9129.2246.8
Violent crime819n/a (estimate)455219381
Burglary931n/a516.7265.8376.0
Theft4,196n/a2,328.91,250.31,594.6
Vehicle theft552n/a306.4144.8228.9
Property crime5,679n/a (estimate)3,1521,6612,200

Key findings

  • Providence crime rates are 40% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Providence are 19% higher than the national average
  • In Providence you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Providence is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Providence has decreased by 6%

Providence crime map

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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. In Providence, the total number of daily crimes is 1.92 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.40 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Providence is 2.07 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.19 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Providence has a daily crime rate that is 1.90 times more than the Rhode Island average and 1.43 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Providence (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Providence to every other city in Rhode Island, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Providence safe? The gauges above illustrate that Providence is safer than 8% of every city located within Rhode Island along with 18% 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, Providence, RI is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 220
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Providence is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Providence is 1 in 28
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Providence, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 220. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 32 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 is 1 in 28.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Providence is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Providence has decreased by 15% and the rate of property crime in Providence has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Providence has decreased by 6% 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, RI1,86375567642
      North Seekonk, MA2,814161602763
      Harrisville, RI1,62989678767
      Norton Center, MA2,732171637808
      Ocean Grove, MA2,669177662839
      Mansfield Center, MA7,763141852994
      Somerset, MA18,2792158531,068
      Providence, RI178,8514553,1523,607

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Santa Clarita, CA180,3031351,1251,260
      Newport News, VA181,6065272,8803,407
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,6521139581,071
      Brownsville, TX182,1103762,6212,997
      Chattanooga, TN175,4621,0486,0597,107
      Providence, RI178,8514553,1523,607
      Source: The Providence, RI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.