SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Rhode Island for 2019. See if your city made the list.
This New England state has a great track record for keeping citizens safe, and these 10 cities do the Ocean State proud. Of the cities we’re recognizing this year, 90% also made the list in 2018. But the entire state should be pleased with its record—Rhode Island’s violent crime rate of 2.27 is just about half the national rate of 4.49. And the property crime rate is 17.23 incidents per 1,000, nearly 10 points below the country’s rate of 27.11.
Even though Rhode Island enjoys a low violent crime rate, residents still worry about it. Violent crime was the second-most worrying safety issue according to our State of Safety survey, with assault by a stranger topping the list of violent crime concerns. That falls in line with FBI crime numbers—assault was the most-reported violent crime among our safest cities, ranging from four in Smithfield to 57 in Warwick.
Read on to learn more about the safest cities in Rhode Island and see if your city made the list.
Cumberland moved from eighth place to take the top spot this year, and even though it didn’t have the smallest total number of violent crimes, it had the lowest incidence per capita, with 0.43 per 1,000.
70% of the cities reported zero murders.
58% of State of Safety respondents expressed deep concern over digital security, making it the top concern in the state. Violent crime comes in second with 55% rating it a primary concern.
16% of participants had a personal digital security issue in the past year.
Assault by a stranger is the top violent crime worry, with 49% of respondents rating it as a high concern. That almost matches the national average of 50% who are worried about assault.
9% of respondents in Rhode Island reported experiencing any violent crime in the past year—1 percentage point below the national average.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more