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NCJ Number: 134871 Find in a Library
Title: Serious Crime in Rhode Island: 1990
Corporate Author: Rhode Island Governor's Justice Cmssn
Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
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Rhode Island Governor's Justice Cmssn
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Statistics for serious crime in Rhode Island for 1990 are provided. Serious crime rose by 3.2 percent; increases in every serious crime category, except rape, contributed to this result. The annual total of serious crimes -- 53,630 -- is the highest result since year 1981 when 55,704 serious crimes were reported.
Abstract: In terms of violent crime results, the negative news is that robbery increased by 9 percent and assault increased by 19 percent. The only somewhat positive result is noted in the rape category which decreased by 7.6 percent. Once again, the State experienced spiraling motor vehicle theft. According to national crime comparison statistics, Rhode Island ranked fourth highest in the nation in the motor vehicle theft rate category.
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Offense statistics; Rhode Island; Statistical Analysis Centers
Note: Report No. 28
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