Criminal Justice Data

Involvement with the criminal justice system, including incarceration, probation, and parole, can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Data show that people with a history of incarceration have poorer physical and mental health outcomes than the general population. Formerly incarcerated people also often face challenges finding employment and housing, or accessing state and federal benefits. more

Purpose

To assess Rhode Island's progress towards advancing health equity, as part of the Rhode Island Health Equity Measures.

Key Information

Measure Number of non-violent offenders under RI probation AND parole per 1000 residents age 18+
Data Source Rhode Island Department of Corrections, US Census Bureau (available annually)
Strata City/Town
What this measure means This measure is displayed as a ratio. It compares the number of non-violent offenders under probation and parole in each municipality, as reported annually by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC), to the number of residents in each municipality, based on annual US Census estimates. This measure should be interpreted as the number of non-violent offenders under probation and parole for every 1,000 residents in a given municipality. Higher numbers are less desirable, as they indicate a greater proportion of residents involved with the criminal justice system.

Key Findings, 2017

  • Central Falls, Providence, Woonsocket, and West Warwick had the highest numbers of non-violent offenders under probation or parole per 1000 residents in each city/town.
  • Richmond, Jamestown, and Barrington had the lowest numbers of non-violent offenders under probation or parole per 1000 residents.
  • 4 of the top 5 most disadvantaged cities/towns for this indicators are core cities.