Pawtucket, RI
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The crime rate in Pawtucket is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Pawtucket is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Pawtucket is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Rhode Island, Pawtucket has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Pawtucket compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Pawtucket with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Pawtucket's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 244. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pawtucket's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket is one in 38.

Pawtucket Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Pawtucket Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

293

1,878

2,171

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.09

26.23

30.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pawtucket 4.09
Rhode Island 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 244

in Pawtucket

1 in 412

in Rhode Island

Pawtucket VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 71,591
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 46 64 182
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.64 0.89 2.54

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
Pawtucket 26.23
Rhode Island 18.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Pawtucket

1 in 53

in Rhode Island

Pawtucket Property CRIMES

Population: 71,591
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 449 1,277 152
Rate per 1,000 6.27 17.84 2.12

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

Pawtucket Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pawtucket 246
Rhode Island 46