Rhode Island, also called the Ocean State, is the smallest by land and the second most densely populated in the country. Despite its name, Rhode Island is mostly located on the mainland. The state’s nickname refers to the large bays and inlets, which are found in the area. As of 2016, the population of Rhode Island reaches around one million. Providence is both the capital and the largest city.
The violent crime rate in Rhode Island is the 11th lowest in the country, with 242.5 per 100,000 people. The state was ranked the 9th safest US state in 2009. Providence and Warwick are the most dangerous cities. In total, 333.7 violent crimes are committed per 100,000 people in the cities.
Many urban areas are full of children in poverty and the expensive housing costs have left many people homeless in Rhode Island. The city poverty rate is 13.4%, while the unemployment rate is 4.3%.
Capital punishment was abolished in Rhode Island. Glocester, Scituate and Portsmouth are the safest cities.
Records on inmates in Rhode Island are handled online by the Department of Corrections for the entire state. Searches in the database can be performed by inmate identification number, sex, race, age, and more.
However, the same information available in the County Sheriff’s office is not online. You will have to call, mail or pay them a visit to request the necessary resources.