Woonsocket, RI
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Woonsocket, RI crime analytics


The crime rate in Woonsocket is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Woonsocket is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Woonsocket is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Rhode Island, Woonsocket has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Woonsocket compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Woonsocket with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Woonsocket'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 Woonsocket 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 Woonsocket.

For Woonsocket, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Woonsocket is one in 176.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Woonsocket's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Woonsocket 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 Woonsocket is one in 45.

Woonsocket Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Woonsocket Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

235

921

1,156

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.67

22.21

27.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Woonsocket 5.67
Rhode Island 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 176

in Woonsocket

1 in 412

in Rhode Island

Woonsocket VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 41,475
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 41 47 146
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.99 1.13 3.52

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
Woonsocket 22.21
Rhode Island 18.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in Woonsocket

1 in 53

in Rhode Island

Woonsocket Property CRIMES

Population: 41,475
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 316 540 65
Rate per 1,000 7.62 13.02 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

Woonsocket Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Woonsocket 146
Rhode Island 46