Out of thirty-seven
Rhode Island communities that report crime data to the FBI, Newport ranked fourth
highest. Only Woonsocket, Providence and Central Falls reported higher violent crime numbers. Of the 104 violent
crimes reported in Newport for the year, there was one murder, 11 forcible rapes, 15 robberies and 77
Nationally, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent over the previous year, according to the data.
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