Portsmouth, RI
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Portsmouth, RI crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Portsmouth is safer than 77% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Rhode Island, only on the order of 10% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Portsmouth. If you live in Portsmouth, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 118. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Portsmouth, and we found that the crime rate in Portsmouth is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Portsmouth is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

For Portsmouth, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Portsmouth than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2172, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 125.

Portsmouth Crime Data

 
Crime Index

77

(100 is safest)


Safer than 77% of U.S. Cities

Portsmouth Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

139

147

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.46

8.00

8.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Portsmouth 0.46
Rhode Island 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,172

in Portsmouth

1 in 412

in Rhode Island
Portsmouth VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 17,373
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 5 0 2
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.29 0.00 0.12
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
Portsmouth 8.00
Rhode Island 18.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 125

in Portsmouth

1 in 53

in Rhode Island
Portsmouth Property CRIMES
Population: 17,373
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 37 96 6
Rate per 1,000 2.13 5.53 0.35
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

Portsmouth Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Portsmouth 6
Rhode Island 46