This webpage contains crime data for Rhode Island. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Rhode Island compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Rhode Island, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 343,125 total crimes reported in Rhode Island (28,194 of them violent). Of the 34,313 crimes that transpire each year in Rhode Island, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rhode Island every 15 minutes. This includes 322 murders, 3,578 rapes, and over two hundred and fifty-six thousand thefts (including 41,487 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Rhode Island for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Rhode Island has diminished by 9 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 8 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Rhode Island. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirty thousand for Rhode Island in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Rhode Island law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Rhode Island conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.