The smallest state in the United States at only 1,045 square miles, Rhode Island sits squarely in New England bordering Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s cities include Providence, the state’s capital, plus Pawtucket, East Providence, Cranston, and Warwick. The name Rhode Island itself comes from a Dutch word meaning red island, based on the red clay of the state’s coastline. Although Rhode Island was the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state, it was the first state to hold a circus in Newport in 1774. It’s also the first state to abolish slavery in 1652. Plus, the state has the oldest carousel in the country, specifically the Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill. Circuses, carousels, and abolition of slavery? Count me in!
If you’re on this page, it’s probably because you’re either visiting or moving to Rhode Island. No matter which one, here are some must-sees:
- The Breakers: Want to see how the other half lives? Visit this late 1800s mansion once owned by the Vanderbilts, a beautiful example of the architecture of the Gilded Age.
- Cliff Walk: This state may be small, but has a ton of ocean coastline, including this cliff and beach.
- International Tennis Hall of Fame: Rhode Island hosted the first U.S Open in 1881 at this now-museum, which hosts exhibits, a history of tennis, memorabilia and even courts.
Whether you’re new to Rhode Island or not, staying safe is a must. The safest city in Rhode Island is Glocester, a town in Providence County that includes Chepachet and Harmony. With a population just over 10,000 and a high median income of over $91,000, Glocester only saw .3 violent crimes and 3.26 property crimes for every 1,000 residents! Other top picks include Scituate, Bristol, and Jamestown.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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To learn more about how we came to the safest cities in Rhode Island, scroll to the bottom of the page for a complete methodology.
South Kingstown, RI
East Greenwich, RI
North Providence, RI
West Greenwich, RI
North Kingstown, RI
East Providence, RI
West Warwick, RI
North Smithfield, RI
Central Falls, RI
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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