The 10 Safest Providence, RI Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Providence are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Providence.
Safest Neighborhoods In Providence

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Providence are the safest.

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.

In which Providence neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Providence in 2021? 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 want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Providence.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Providence neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Providence that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Providence.

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How We Determined The Safest Providence Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Providence.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

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

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 24 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Providence." We're lookin' at you, Blackstone.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Providence. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Providence For 2021

Blackstone Providence, RI

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Population: 6,336
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 123
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,277
More on Blackstone: Homes For Sale | Data

Wayland Providence, RI

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Population: 3,028
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 59
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,532
More on Wayland: Homes For Sale | Data

College Hill Providence, RI

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Population: 9,005
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,479
More on College Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,362
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 225
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,645
More on Manton: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,308
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 317
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,873
More on South Elmwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,944
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 345
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,061
More on Reservoir: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,503
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 328
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,310
More on Elmhurst: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,196
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 388
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,357
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 6,083
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 328
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,562
More on Mount Hope: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 9,950
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 446
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,339
More on Mount Pleasant: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up 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.

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

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Providence For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Blackstone 1,400
2 Wayland 1,551
3 College Hill 1,602
4 Manton 1,840
5 South Elmwood 2,150
6 Reservoir 2,406
7 Elmhurst 2,658
8 Downtown 2,756
9 Mount Hope 2,890
10 Mount Pleasant 2,795
11 Hope 3,055
12 Silverlake 2,787
13 Washington Park 2,993
14 Elmwood 3,234
15 Hartford 3,280
16 Valley 3,612
17 Fox Point 4,365
18 Wanskuck 3,625
19 Lower South Providence 4,093
20 West End 4,067
21 Charles 4,727
22 Federal Hill 6,479
23 Olneyville 5,053
24 Smith Hill 5,073

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