Homicide & Assault Data

  • Purpose: To monitor the trends in incidence rate of deaths and injuries due to violence.
  • Key Information: Number of deaths and injuries due to violence.
  • Collection Period: 1999 to present.

Rhode Island Numbers

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Overall Compared to United States, 2005-2009

  • The Rhode Island homicide and assault-related injury rate is lower than the national rate from 2005 to 2009.


Assault-Related Injuries

By Age Group

  • The Rhode Island homicide rate is lower and the injury rate slightly lower than the national rate across all age groups.
  • Young adults (ages 15-24) have the highest rate of homicides and assault-related injuries.

Homicides, 2005-2009 Average

Assault-Related Injuries, 2009

By Sex, Rhode Island

  • Males are more likely than females to die by homicide or have assault-related injuries.
  • In 2008, the number of female fatalities was less than 10.


Assault-Related Injuries

Notes:The Rhode Island Emergency Department Data counts every emergency department visit as a unique event. The WISQARS data uses a sampling survey method of 500,000 E.D. visits annually to calculate rates. Injury was listed as the primary reason for emergency department visit or death. Rates based on less than 10 events have been suppressed.