The 10 Safest Providence, RI Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Providence neighborhoods are Blackstone and Wayland for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Providence
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Providence are the safest before you move.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Providence. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

What Providence neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list.

The Safest Neighborhoods In Providence For 2024

  1. Blackstone
  2. Wayland
  3. College Hill
  4. South Elmwood
  5. Reservoir
  6. Elmhurst
  7. Mount Pleasant
  8. Mount Hope
  9. Hope
  10. Silverlake

Which neighborhood is the safest in Providence in 2024? That would be Blackstone. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Providence neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Providence For 2024

Blackstone Providence, RI

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Population: 6,526
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,023
More on Blackstone: Data | Real Estate

Wayland Providence, RI

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Population: 3,252
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 39
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,228
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College Hill Providence, RI

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Population: 8,697
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 110
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,185
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Population: 3,657
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 291
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,500
More on South Elmwood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,444
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 347
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,651
More on Reservoir: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 10,551
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 331
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,851
More on Elmhurst: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 11,438
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 446
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,874
More on Mount Pleasant: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,103
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 341
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,052
More on Mount Hope: Data | Real Estate

Hope Providence, RI

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Population: 3,175
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 296
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,222
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Population: 11,958
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 497
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,834
More on Silverlake: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Providence Hoods In 2024

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can look at the unbiased raw data. We choose data.

Instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we used Saturday Night Science to analyze the numbers from the FBI’s most recent crime report for every neighborhood in Providence.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhood’s property and violent crimes per capita. We used the following criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 23 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

Finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the “Safest City Neighborhood In Providence.” We’re lookin’ at you, Blackstone.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our fourth time ranking the safest neighborhoods in Providence.

Skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city, from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Providence

Looking at the data, you can tell that Blackstone is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

The safest neighborhoods in Providence are Blackstone, Wayland, College Hill, South Elmwood, Reservoir, Elmhurst, Mount Pleasant, Mount Hope, Hope, and Silverlake.

But as most Rhode Island residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

The most dangerous neighborhoods in Providence are Downtown, Olneyville, Smith Hill, Federal Hill, and Charles.

We ranked the neighborhoods from safest to most dangerous in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Providence For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Blackstone 1,134
2 Wayland 1,267
3 College Hill 1,295
4 South Elmwood 1,791
5 Reservoir 1,998
6 Elmhurst 2,182
7 Mount Pleasant 2,320
8 Mount Hope 2,393
9 Hope 2,518
10 Silverlake 2,331
11 Washington Park 2,474
12 Elmwood 2,672
13 Hartford 2,747
14 Valley 2,972
15 Fox Point 3,553
16 Wanskuck 3,038
17 Lower South Providence 3,372
18 West End 3,378
19 Charles 3,908
20 Federal Hill 5,296
21 Smith Hill 4,219
22 Olneyville 4,224
23 Downtown 14,834
About Chris Kolmar

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