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Serious Crime in Rhode Island: 1990

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Date Published
October 1991
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.

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.

Date Published: October 1, 1991