Providence police records show major decreases in crime, arrests in 2020

NEARLY EVERY CATEGORY of crime in Providence fell dramatically in 2020, continuing a longer-term decline, according to Providence Police Department year-end crime statistics. / PBN GRAPHIC
PROVIDENCE – After a year marred by at least one memorable incident of violent riots and looting, downtown's image has taken a hit, with anecdotal observations suggesting people feel it is not as safe as it used to be. But the numbers tell a different story. Nearly every category of crime dropped dramatically in 2020,…

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