Providence, RI Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
6,498
Total Crimes
3,606.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
40.42%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Providence, RI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Providence is 3,606.6 per 100,000 people. That's 40.42% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 91.84% higher than the Rhode Island total crime rate of 1,880.0 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Providence SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
8

How Does Providence Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Providence
/ 100k People
Rhode Island
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,498 3,606.6 1,880.0 2,568.4
Murder 10 5.6 1.5 5.0
Robbery 248 137.6 42.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 452 250.9 129.2 246.8
Violent Crime 819 454.6 219.1 368.9
Burglary 931 516.7 265.8 376.0
Larceny 4,196 2,328.9 1,250.3 1,594.6
Car Theft 552 306.4 144.8 228.9
Property Crime 5,679 3,152.0 1,660.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Providence

819
Violent Crimes
454.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
23.22%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 220.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Providence each year. That compares to a 1 in 456.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Providence is 454.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 23.22% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 107.44% higher than the Rhode Island violent crime rate of 219.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Providence

5,679
Property Crimes
3,152.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
43.31%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 31.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Providence each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Providence is 3,152.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 43.31% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 89.78% higher than the Rhode Island property crime rate of 1,660.9 per 100,000 people.

Providence Crime Compared To Rhode Island Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Rhode Island.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Providence

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Cranston, RI 81,059 1,258 1,552.0 1,406.4 145.6
Warwick, RI 80,380 1,445 1,797.7 1,706.9 90.8
Pawtucket, RI 71,892 2,203 3,064.3 2,617.8 446.5
East Providence, RI 47,526 565 1,188.8 1,083.6 105.2
Attleboro, MA 44,719 627 1,402.1 1,182.9 219.1
Woonsocket, RI 41,707 1,144 2,742.9 2,153.1 589.8
Central Falls, RI 19,293 376 1,948.9 1,518.7 430.2
Somerset, MA 18,166 194 1,067.9 853.2 214.7
Foxborough, MA 17,667 198 1,120.7 871.7 249.1
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