Crime and violence affect the health of community members in many ways. People may experience injury or 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 the Rhode Island Health Equity Measures.
|Measure||Violent crime rate AND non-violent crime rate per 100,000 people|
|Data Source||RI State Police Uniform Crime Reports, FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program (available annually)|
|What this measure means||This measure reports both the violent crime rate and non-violent crime rate per 100,000 people, by municipality. These data are reported annually by the RI State Police and through the FBI Universal Crime Reporting (UCR) system.|