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Crime rate in Bristol, Rhode Island (RI): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Bristol, RI compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Bristol, RI

The 2018 crime rate in Bristol, RI is 40 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 6.8 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 14.4% U.S. cities. The 2018 Bristol crime rate fell by 14% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Bristol has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Bristol, RI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Bristol:

40.3
Warren:

106.9
Tiverton:

81.4
Swansea:

94.8
Barrington:

64.7
Portsmouth:

39.8
Fall River:

352.3
Somerset:

115.4
Warwick:

117.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Bristol by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(12.2)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.5)
3
(13.3)
4
(18.0)
2
(8.7)
2
(8.7)
6
(27.1)
1
(4.5)
3
(13.5)
8
(36.0)
2
(9.0)
5
(22.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
2
(8.9)
3
(13.3)
5
(22.5)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.4)
2
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(69.0)
14
(57.2)
9
(40.2)
9
(40.0)
13
(58.4)
9
(39.3)
12
(52.4)
3
(13.5)
11
(49.3)
10
(45.1)
9
(40.5)
11
(49.4)
5
(22.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
43
(174.5)
49
(200.3)
61
(272.5)
60
(266.5)
31
(139.2)
57
(248.6)
45
(196.5)
34
(153.4)
23
(103.0)
41
(184.7)
16
(72.0)
8
(35.9)
8
(36.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
279
(1,132)
313
(1,280)
368
(1,644)
298
(1,324)
240
(1,078)
252
(1,099)
211
(921.4)
262
(1,182)
193
(864.2)
152
(684.9)
127
(571.3)
83
(372.9)
78
(352.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(73.1)
17
(69.5)
21
(93.8)
9
(40.0)
8
(35.9)
2
(8.7)
3
(13.1)
7
(31.6)
7
(31.3)
3
(13.5)
7
(31.5)
6
(27.0)
3
(13.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(16.2)
2
(8.2)
4
(17.9)
2
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.1)
1
(4.4)
2
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index86.991.2106.697.588.578.270.487.657.761.268.647.040.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Bristol, Rhode Island as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bristol is 3,690 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Bristol:

33.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Bristol:

44.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Bristol:

58.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Bristol:

36.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Bristol:

29.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Bristol:

38.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Bristol:

37.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Bristol:

30.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Bristol:

58.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Bristol:

40.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Bristol:

29.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2006
Bristol:

40.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Bristol:

46.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Bristol:

60.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Bristol:

73.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Bristol:

57.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Bristol:

26.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Bristol:

29.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Bristol:

47.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Bristol:

73.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Bristol:

68.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Bristol:

94.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Bristol:

87.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Bristol:

106.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Bristol:

87.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Bristol:

125.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Bristol:

150.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Bristol:

114.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Bristol:

102.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Bristol:

138.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Bristol:

120.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Bristol:

115.5
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 47 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Rhode Island average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 48 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Rhode Island average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 48 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Rhode Island average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 47 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Rhode Island average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 48 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Rhode Island average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 48 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Rhode Island average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 51 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Rhode Island average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 49 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Rhode Island average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 51 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Rhode Island average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 49 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Rhode Island average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 47 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Rhode Island average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 51 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Rhode Island average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 52 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Rhode Island average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 51 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Rhode Island average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 48 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Rhode Island average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 47 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Rhode Island average:

2.34

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Bristol, RI
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 02809.