Charlestown, RI
Crime Rates


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Charlestown, RI crime analytics

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Charlestown is safer than 63% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Rhode Island, only on the order of 49% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Charlestown. If you live in Charlestown, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 85. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Charlestown has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Charlestown is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Charlestown does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Charlestown.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Charlestown's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Charlestown is one in 648.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Charlestown is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Charlestown than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 98.

Charlestown Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 63% of U.S. Cities

Charlestown Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Charlestown 1.54
Rhode Island 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 648

in Charlestown

1 in 412

in Rhode Island
Population: 7,773
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 2 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.64 0.26 0.64
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Charlestown 10.16
Rhode Island 18.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 98

in Charlestown

1 in 53

in Rhode Island
Charlestown Property CRIMES
Population: 7,773
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 56 3
Rate per 1,000 2.57 7.20 0.39
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Charlestown Crimes Per Square Mile

Charlestown 2
Rhode Island 46

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