Welcome to the Crime in Rhode Island Dashboard
The Rhode Island Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program serves as the state repository for the collection of crime statistics and its primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management. As the Program has evolved and the demand for transparency has increased, so has the demand for the data compiled under this Program. Members of the general public, such as legislators, media, and academia rely on this data for information on the fluctuations in the level of crime from year-to-year in their communities and throughout the state. The Rhode Island UCR Online Portal serves as a tool to provide greater transparency and access to the richer crime data being reported to the Rhode Island’s UCR Unit and replaces the Crime in Rhode Island Publication.
The UCR Unit makes every effort to ensure accuracy in reporting and conducts quality control checks on the data received from Rhode Island’s law enforcement agencies. The accuracy of the statistics depends primarily on the adherence of each law enforcement agency to establish standards of reporting; therefore, it is the responsibility of each agency to submit accurate data and correct any data found to be submitted in error. Participation in the Rhode Island UCR Program is mandatory based on Rhode Island General Law § 12-24-1.
The Digital Front Door to NIBRS Statistics
The Crime in Rhode Island Dashboard is a public read-only web service that returns statistical information through data visualizations and is organized around the guidelines of the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The Reports Page, located on the Menu Bar, provides near real-time information based on monthly submissions from state and local law enforcement. This is not a public web service for submitting or modifying data.
For questions regarding this site, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police at RIUCR1@risp.gov.
Updates to the Crime in Rhode Island Dashboard
Date added: 07/17/2023
The Murder Incidents Report provides a list of Murders, Negligent Manslaughters and Justifiable Homicides. Available by navigating to the Incident/Group A Offense Subheading on the Reports Page.
Date added: 06/16/2023
Common Warnings/Quality Control Report and Insight into Data Collection available by navigating to the Resources Section on the Home Page.
Date added: 05/24/2023
New Crime Data Series (custom static reports) available in Excel format by navigating to the Resources Section on the Home Page.
Date added: 05/11/2023
The yearly population estimates for cities, towns, and colleges/universities have been updated to calculate crime rates.
Date added: 05/05/2023
The Arrestee Review Report provides information in Excel format by navigating to Rhode Island Reports Subheading on the Reports Page.
Date added: 05/05/2023
The Offense Comparison Report provides information available in Excel format by navigating to Rhode Island Reports Subheading on the Reports Page.
Date added: 05/05/2023
The Reports Page has been updated to include subheadings.
Date added: 02/15/2023
The Commonly Requested Data Report provides a listing of commonly requested reports and usage considerations. Available by navigating to the Resources Section on the Home Page.
Date added: 12/01/2022
The RI NIBRS Self-Assessment Fill-in Document is an assessment to gain an understanding of the capabilities that exist in your RMS application with regards to collecting and reporting crime incident data according to NIBRS standards. Available by navigating to the Resource Section on the Home Page.
Date added: 10/05/2022
The Ad-hoc Query is a powerful search tool which provides flexible query options and offers a multitude of search criteria which allows the user to tailor their request. Available by navigating to the Reports Page.
Date added: 09/23/2022
The RI IBR Reference Material gives technical specifications, reference material, and data tools to assist vendors and participating law enforcement agencies in submitting NIBRS data and state specific data. Available by navigating to the Resources Section on the Home Page.
Date added: 06/24/2022
The Year-to-Date Comparison Report provides the number of offenses, clearances, stolen and recovered property for the current year-to-date compared with the same period in the previous year. Available by navigating to the Reports Page.
Date added: 04/13/2022
The Gear Icon on the Home Page located on Crime Rate per 1,000 Population header has been included and offers search criteria which allows the user to tailor their request.
Date added: 03/21/2022
News and Resources have been included on the Home Page.
Date added: 01/01/2022
The Crime in Rhode Island Dashboard was launched. Data migrated from the legacy system (2017 - 2021).
Collect, Analyze and Empower
The Crime in Rhode Island Dashboard provides NIBRS crime data to help form a clear picture of what is happening in communities and show what the issues are and where the most problematic areas are located. NIBRS provides a wealth of information which is available at your fingertips. Data can be downloaded, searched, and machine-read to facilitate research to develop data-driven decisions and provide tools for computer crime analysis.
NIBRS enforces routine crime reporting statistical procedures that help ensure law enforcement agencies use common collection practices.
FBI CJIS trainers from the UCR Program conducted 6 three-day Rhode Island trainings sessions between January 2021 and July 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
Refer to the FAQ Page for a breakdown of crime categories, crime factors, offense codes, laws, ad-hoc query features and general questions. Users can delve into the finer details of the Rhode Island UCR Program and review frequently asked questions by navigating to the FAQ Page on the Menu Bar.
The Resources Section allow users to download technical specifications, manuals, static reports, and other documents. The user is required to have the software to open the file. For example, to view an Excel spreadsheet, the user must have Microsoft Excel installed.
UCR logo IBR.jpg 13KB [ Download ]
Common Warnings: Routine quality control checks are conducted, and incidents that contain questionable or illogical data are flagged with a warning. The Common Warnings Report provides guidance to law enforcement agencies on how to resolve these warnings to ensure data is NIBRS compliant.
.Common Warnings.pdf 312KB [ Download ]
Insight into data collection, reporting methods and building data capabilities.
Data Collection1.pdf 218KB [ Download ]
Crime Report Series: Property Description and Type of Loss 2017 - 2022 (static report)
Crime Data Property Loss with Dollar Value.xlsx 18MB [ Download ]
Crime Report Series: Arrest Data / Arrestee Descriptors 2017 - 2022 (static report)
Arrestee Review Report Trends Age Groups.xlsx 18MB [ Download ]
This resource provides a listing of commonly requested reports and usage considerations. It can assist in crime analysis when researching UCR data.
Commonly Requested Data.pdf 546KB [ Download ]
Assessment to gain an understanding of the capabilities that exist in your RMS application with regards to collecting and reporting crime incident data according to NIBRS standards.
RI NIBRS Self Assessment Fill In.docx 274KB [ Download ]
Technical specifications, reference material, and data tools to assist vendors and participating law enforcement agencies in submitting NIBRS data and state specific data to the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety.
. RI IBR Reference Material.xlsx 403KB [ Download ]
NIBRS Training and FBI Statewide Certification
NIBRS Training and FBI Statewide Certification.pdf 181KB [ Download ]
Crime in Rhode Island Publication Archives (static report)
Crime in Rhode Island Archives.pdf 211KB [ Download ]
Rhode Island UCR Finding the Common Language
RI Mapping.pdf 106KB [ Download ]
Rhode Island General Law Uniform Crime Reporting System
RI General Law UCR.pdf 148KB [ Download ]
Rhode Island General Law Monitoring Crimes Motivated by Bigotry and Bias
Law Hate Crime.pdf 118KB [ Download ]
FBI Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual Version 3.0 (03/01/2022)
ucr-hate-crime-data-collection-guidelines-training-manual-031422.pdf 1MB [ Download ]
FBI National Incident-Based Reporting System Technical Specifications
2019-nibrs-technical-specification-v-1.0.pdf 2MB [ Download ]
Information About the Data
The Rhode Island UCR Online Portal was developed to provide a platform for the public to access on demand statistical information about crime reported in the state and designed to allow users to create unique queries utilizing specific data resulting in a more intuitive way to gather statistical data that is tailored to the needs of the requestor, without the need to research static reports and make a manual request to the UCR Program.
It is important to note that the Crime in Rhode Island publication was a historical “point in time” document that reflected crime statistics reported up to the time of publication and was a snapshot of the UCR database frozen in time which did not reflect the continual updating of the live database. Crime data available through the UCR Online Portal is dynamic and reflects data that may have been reported to the program after the publication date. Because of the possibility for continuous updates to the data in the UCR Online Portal, users must be aware that statistics from the Portal may not align with statistics published in the Crime in Rhode Island publication for the same period. As of January 1, 2021, the Rhode Island UCR Online Portal replaces the annual publication Crime in Rhode Island.