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Publication Serious Crime in Rhode Island: 1990

October 1, 1991    NCJ 134871

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.

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