Newport, RI
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The crime rate in Newport is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Newport is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Newport is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Rhode Island, Newport has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Newport to other communities of similar population, then Newport crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Newport does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Newport 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 Newport.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Newport occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Newport; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 258. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Newport's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Newport a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Newport is one in 33.

Newport Crime Data

 
Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Newport Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

94

727

821

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.88

30.00

33.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newport 3.88
Rhode Island 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 258

in Newport

1 in 412

in Rhode Island
Newport VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 24,232
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 21 6 66
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.87 0.25 2.72
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Newport 30.00
Rhode Island 18.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Newport

1 in 53

in Rhode Island
Newport Property CRIMES
Population: 24,232
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 138 551 38
Rate per 1,000 5.69 22.74 1.57
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

Newport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newport 102
Rhode Island 46