Public Safety Data
Crime and violence affect the health of community members in many ways. People may experience injury of death, mental distress, or reduced quality of life. They may also be less likely to engage in physical activity. In addition, children and exposed to violence are at higher risk for long-term behavioral and mental health challenges. more
To assess Rhode Island's progress towards advancing health equity, as part of Rhode Island's statewide health equity indicators.
||Violent crime rate AND non-violent crime rate per 100,000 people|
||RI State Police Uniform Crime Reports, FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program (available annually)|
|What this indicator means
||This indicator reports both the violent crime rate and non-violent crime rate per 100,000
people, by city and town. These data are reported annually by the RI State Police and through the
FBI Universal Crime Reporting (UCR) system. Cities and towns with higher crime rates are
considered more disadvantaged compared to areas with lower crime rates.|
Key Findings, 2016
- Central Falls, Providence, Woonsocket, and Pawtucket had the highest violent crime rates.
- Newport, Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket at the highest non-violent crime rates.