Woonsocket, RI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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 26 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 38. 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 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Woonsocket to other communities of similar population, then Woonsocket crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Woonsocket 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 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 21 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 48.

Woonsocket Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Woonsocket Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

237

866

1,103

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.68

20.74

26.42

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.68
2.21
National Median: 4
    Woonsocket
    Rhode Island

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 176

in Woonsocket

1 in 452

in Rhode Island

Woonsocket VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 41,751
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 34 40 161
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.81 0.96 3.86

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
20.74
15.35
National Median: 21
    Woonsocket
    Rhode Island

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Woonsocket

1 in 65

in Rhode Island

Woonsocket Property CRIMES

Population: 41,751
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 197 580 89
Rate per 1,000 4.72 13.89 2.13

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Woonsocket Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
139
38
National Median: 28.3
    Woonsocket
    Rhode Island