Frequently Asked Questions
The Rhode Island UCR program is National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) certified; certification was achieved in June 2005 for flat file submission and recertified in August 2021 for XML submission. To ensure the quality and integrity of data collected and submitted to the Rhode Island UCR program and, consequently, the FBI, the Rhode Island UCR program required contributing agencies, to satisfy certification requirements. Rhode Island has been a NIBRS only state since 2005.
Each local and state law enforcement agency went through a 6-month reporting certification process. The certification process required each agency to submit 6 consecutive months and ensure system compatibility, system responsiveness, and statistical reasonableness as defined by the FBI NIBRS Certification Requirements.
Assault (Aggravated, Simple, Intimidation)
Burglary/Breaking and Entering
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property
Motor Vehicle Theft
Sex Offenses, Forcible
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible
Stolen Property Offenses
Weapon Law Violations
Driving Under the Influence
Family Offenses, Nonviolent
Liquor Law Violations
Trespass of Real Property
All Other Offenses
*FBI removal of Group B offenses include 90A Bad Checks, 90E Drunkenness, and 90H Peeping Tom, applicable January 1, 2021. Rhode Island is still collecting these offenses.
Bristol County: Barrington, Bristol, Warren
Kent County: Coventry, East Greenwich, T.F. Green International Airport, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick
Newport County: Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton
Providence County: Brown University, Burrillville , Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, Scituate, Smithfield, Woonsocket
Washington County: Charlestown, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, University of Rhode Island, Westerly
Multi-county jurisdictional categories
Other: Department of Environmental Management
State Police: State Police Headquarters, State Police Hope Valley, State Police Lincoln Woods, State Police Portsmouth, State Police Scituate, State Police Wickford
The FBI began collecting National Use of Force Data from local and state enforcement agencies on January 1, 2019. The most recent data is available on the FBI’s Crime Data Explorer website. Participation by law enforcement agencies is voluntary.
The FBI provides a web portal and bulk electronic submission options for law enforcement agencies to report data directly.
Use-of-Force Data is not captured by the Rhode Island UCR Unit.
The Offense Distribution Report shows the number of the selected offense(s) distributed by the victim/offender relationship. The relationship field is required for Crimes Against Persons or Robbery when the Victim Type code is Individual. (Based on NIBRS Technical Specifications 2019.2)