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Check Sex Offender Registry by Contacting:

Sex Offender Community Notification Unit
Varley Building, 40 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI   2920

p (401) 462-0905     f (401) 462-0916

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Department of Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Identification
150 S Main Street
Providence, RI   2903

p (401) 274-4400 x2232     f (401) 222-1331

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Rhode Island Department of Corrections
PO Box 8249
Cranston, RI   2920

p (401) 462-3900     f (401) 462-2253

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Rhode Island Crime Stats

Rhode Island Criminal Records Statistics

Rhode Island Criminal Records Statistics

Recorded crime total for 2006: 29,295

Number of crimes per capita: 2760.13

Most "dangerous" Rhode Island city: New Shoreham

Crime Threat Level: 1

Other states with a crime threat level of 1:
Connecticut - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - New Jersey - Vermont

Rhode Island Criminal Activity Breakdown

Rhode Island Criminal Activity Breakdown

Murders: 27
Rapes: 270
Robberies: 733
Assaults: 1,348
Property Crime: 18,136

Free Rhode Island Background Checks and Criminal Records

While it is true that tiny Rhode Island has low per capita crime numbers, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your family or your business. In 2006, there were over 1,300 assaults statewide, so the need for background checks and criminal record checks has never been higher.

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Tips on rhodeisland Background Searches

Generally, the courts and law enforcement agencies are responsible for keeping track of Rhode Island criminal records. A request for a specific history is typically available online, although some details may be limited in digital form. Hard copy criminal histories may be available through the mail.

The Judiciary of Rhode Island websites offers access to Rhode Island criminal records and other related information. Under the Criminal Information Search section of the website, Adult Criminal Information Database, which is searchable by defendant name or by case.

The State of Rhode Island Parole Board and Sex Offender Community Notification Unit website provides victims of criminal who are being considered for parole with dates of hearings and the opportunity for input. Detailed information about the parole process is also available on this website.

Police reports, court records and juvenile crime data may also be obtained, in many instances free of charge. The Rhode Island State Police Website provides the statistics and photos of the top ten most wanted criminals within the state. Also on this website, you can find useful information about cyber crime prevention, amber alerts, and annual crime statistics.

Other information regarding individual criminal histories can be obtained through links provided by general nationwide search websites that offer access to searchable public records databases.