Johnston, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

Johnston has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Johnston is 1 in 73. How does Johnston fare compared to other communities in Rhode Island of all population sizes? Johnston's crime rate is lower than approximately 18% of Rhode Island communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Johnston has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Johnston is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Johnston 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 Johnston.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Johnston's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Johnston is one in 778.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Johnston; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Johnston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

Johnston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

38

367

405

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.29

12.41

13.70

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.29
2.22
National Median: 4
    Johnston
    Rhode Island

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 778

in Johnston

1 in 450

in Rhode Island

Johnston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,568
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 3 28
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.24 0.10 0.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
12.41
12.0
National Median: 19
    Johnston
    Rhode Island

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 81

in Johnston

1 in 83

in Rhode Island

Johnston Property CRIMES

Population: 29,568
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 61 258 48
Rate per 1,000 2.06 8.73 1.62

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Johnston Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
17
32
National Median: 26.9
    Johnston
    Rhode Island