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Rhode Island Criminal Records

  • Rhode Island has 1,056,298 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Rhode Island is the 8th largest state by population.

Court System

  1. The Traffic Tribunal handles all cases involving traffic violations.
  2. The Workers Compensation Court provides help to injured employees or legal paperwork for employee worker compensation benefits.
  3. The District Court of Rhode Island is the Federal District Court, which means that is has jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases.
  4. The Family Court has special jurisdiction over and problems including family or children.
  5. The Superior Court acts as a forum for jury and non-jury trials of both civil and criminal matters, and it has original jurisdiction over all felony proceedings.
  6. The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over law and equity, supervisory power over the lower state courts, and regulates admission for the Rhode Island State Bar.

Crime Statistics for Rhode Island (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 2,562 4th / 51 (Very Low)
Murder 29 6th / 51 (Very Low)
Rape 459 4th / 51 (Very Low)
Robbery 556 8th / 51 (Very Low)
Aggravated Assault 1,518 4th / 51 (Very Low)
Property Crime 20,043 4th / 51 (Very Low)
Burglary 3,947 8th / 51 (Very Low)
Larceny Theft 14,707 4th / 51 (Very Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 1,389 6th / 51 (Very Low)

Criminal Preview in Rhode Island