SafeWise names 10 safest cities in Rhode Island

SafeWise Names 10 Safest Cities in Rhode Island

Alabama - February 18, 2015
- released its 10 Safest Cities in Rhode Island Report this week, honoring 10 cities from 5 Rhode Island Counties.

To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 5,000 people.

"The Safest Cities Report is used by many first-time homebuyers, apartment hunters and travelers to determine the safest places to buy, rent and stay in Rhode Island, said Elli Bishop, SafeWise press Liaison. "These cities deserve recognition for the efforts of their citizens, police department and local and state government to make Rhode Island a great place to live.

SafeWise analyzed crimes from Part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR), which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft). From there, SafeWise calculated the chances of these crimes happening out of one thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all of the cities in Rhode Island, SafeWise narrowed the list down to 10 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI's UCR report.

“We're very proud that Portsmouth has been ranked as one of the safest communities in Rhode Island,” said Portsmouth Chief of Police Colonel Thomas F. Lee. “We live in a great community that is well-known for its safety and having one of the best school systems in Rhode Island. Portsmouth continues to be one of the best places to live and work in Rhode Island.” is a community-focused security organization made up of home security experts with more than 75 years of combined industry experience. SafeWise has been recognized by AngiesList,,, and many others as a trusted industry leader in home safety and crime prevention. We pride ourselves on providing Rhode Island communities with hundreds of reviews on a variety of America's top security providers so that you can find the perfect system for your home and budget. 

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