Out of thirty-seven Rhode Island communities that report crime data to the FBI, Portsmouth ranked as number 34 on the list. Of the five violent crimes reported in Portsmouth for the year, the report lists only 5 aggravated assaults.
That number is expected to rise next year after the fatal stabbing that occurred this past February on a RIPTA bus.
Nationally, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent over the previous year, according to the data.
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