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.




Crime by County per 1,000 Population
Crime Count by Offense


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.