Out of 37 Rhode Island communities that report crime data to the FBI, Tiverton ranked no. 12. Of the 22 violent crimes reported in Tiverton for the year, there were two forcible rapes, two robberies and 18 aggravated assaults. The survey weighs crimes statistics against town population to determine the per capita incidence of violent crime.
Little Compton, however, was ranked at the bottom of the list. The town tied with Richmond as the least violent in the state. The town reported zero violent crimes in 2012.
Nationally, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent over the previous year, according to the data.
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