Violent Crime

The HCI Violent Crime indicator is the annual rate of reported violent crime per 1,000 residents. Due to the small number of incidents per year, Providence averaged data from 2013 and 2014, and used neighborhood population data from 2010. Violent crime includes murders, forcible rape, robberies, and aggravated assaults. It has a self-evident relationship to health and is a widely understood, meaningful, and nationally reported metric of community health. Posted under Health Systems and Public Safety, violent crime also impacts economic health, social cohesion, employment, education, and neighborhood characteristics. It is an “inverse” measure as the higher the crime rate the higher the negative impact on the neighborhood. Crime data is generally available from local law enforcement reports as well as from several national private organizations (e.g. crimereport.com, policymap.com).

Neighborhoodsort descending Indicator Value Rank
Blackstone 0.9 2
Charles 5.3 13
College Hill 2.3 6
Downtown 16.6 25
Elmhurst 3.9 8
Elmwood 6.7 17
Federal Hill 7 18
Fox Point 1.8 3
Hartford 5.2 12
Hope 1.8 3
Lower South Providence 8.5 21
Manton 2.3 6
Mount Hope 3.9 8
Mount Pleasant 3.9 8
Olneyville 13.4 23
Reservoir 2 5
Silver Lake 6 15
Smith Hill 8 20
South Elmwood 5.6 14
Upper South Providence 15.4 24
Valley 9.8 22
Wanskuck 6 15
Washington Park 4.1 11
Wayland 0.8 1
West End 7.6 19