Safest Places to Live in Rhode Island 2021

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Last Update: September 5, 2021 Living

Rhode Island, or the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is located in the United States’ northeastern region as it is officially known. It is one of the New England states and one of the oldest colonies. It is bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts, the Atlantic Ocean, and New York (maritime border).

Rhode Island is the smallest state of all and the eighth least populous, with slightly over 1 million residents. It is also the second-most densely populated state, right after New Jersey. The capital and largest city of Rhode Island is Providence, which has approximately 180,000 residents.

Rhode Island was one of the states that showed the most allegiance to the British Crown. It was also the last state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Rhode Island’s official nickname is the Ocean State, and the reason for it is rather obvious – it has so many bays and inlets in the Atlantic Ocean.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 10,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Rhode Island 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Barrington 16 090 4 0,25
2 Smithfield 21 790 6 0,28
3 East Greenwich 13 119 5 0,38
4 Glocester 10 281 4 0,39
5 North Smithfield 12 568 6 0,48
6 Burrillville 16 859 9 0,53
7 Scituate 10 707 6 0,56
8 South Kingstown 30 656 19 0,62
9 Portsmouth 17 330 11 0,63
10 Westerly 22 475 15 0,67

Crime Score in All Cities in Rhode Island 2021

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Rhode Island cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

These are the results that we got:

Under 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Richmond 7 701 3 0,39
2 Hopkinton 8 110 4 0,49
3 Little Compton 3 488 2 0,57
4 West Greenwich 6 375 4 0,63
5 Foster 4 730 3 0,63
6 Jamestown 5 508 4 0,73
7 Charlestown 7 819 6 0,77
8 New Shoreham 1 032 3 2,91

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Barrington 16 090 4 0,25
2 Smithfield 21 790 6 0,28
3 East Greenwich 13 119 5 0,38
4 Glocester 10 281 4 0,39
5 North Smithfield 12 568 6 0,48
6 Burrillville 16 859 9 0,53
7 Scituate 10 707 6 0,56
8 Portsmouth 17 330 11 0,63
9 Westerly 22 475 15 0,67
10 Middletown 15 934 11 0,69
11 Tiverton 15 745 11 0,70
12 Bristol 22 070 16 0,72
13 North Kingstown 26 286 23 0,87
14 Narragansett 15 411 14 0,91
15 Johnston 29 424 32 1,09
16 Lincoln 21 891 25 1,14
17 Warren 10 419 18 1,73
18 West Warwick 28 847 54 1,87
19 Newport 24 584 68 2,77
20 Central Falls 19 423 82 4,22

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 South Kingstown 30 656 19 0,62
2 Cumberland 35 206 25 0,71
3 Coventry 34 751 31 0,89
4 Warwick 80 749 76 0,94
5 East Providence 47 590 62 1,30
6 North Providence 32 655 44 1,35
7 Cranston 81 471 127 1,56
8 Pawtucket 72 030 293 4,07
9 Providence 179 762 892 4,96
10 Woonsocket 41 709 237 5,68

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

How safe do you feel?

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