Did you know that the office name of Rhode Island is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and has the longest name of any U.S. State? This week we are discussing Rhode Island employment background check information, RI crime data, and other general Rhode Island state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
About Rhode Island*
Rhode Island Population and Age Distribution. Rhode Island’s estimated population was 1.1 million. The median age was 39.8 years. 21% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $54,554. The total number of households was 413,083 with an average of 2.44 people.
Rhode Island Employment and Unemployment Rate. 59.6% of the Rhode Island population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 20th in the nation. The Rhode Island unemployment rate is 9.4% which was ranked 18th in the country.
Types of Rhode Island Employers. The types of employers in Rhode Island were as follows: 27,305 (5.3%) were self-employed, 67,463 (13.2%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 417,620 (81.4%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Rhode Island Industries. The top five industries by percent in Rhode Island were: Educational Services and Health Care (27%), Retail (11.9%), Manufacturing (11.4%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (10.6%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.6%).
Rhode Island Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Rhode Island’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (35.8%), Sales and Office (24.3%), Service (20.6%), Natural Resources, Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (11.5%), and Construction, and Maintenance (7.7%).
Rhode Island Health Insurance Coverage. 89% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (11% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 70% had private coverage and 31% had public coverage.
Disability. 13% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Rhode Island reported a disability. The Rhode Island disability claim rate was ranked 22nd in the country.
For a list of Rhode Island counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Rhode Island Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Rhode Island had 2,651 total violent crimes (which ranked 47th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.27% (which ranked it 35th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 34 were murders, 288 were forcible rapes, 713 were robberies, and 1,616 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Rhode Island had 27,017 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 5,949 were burglaries, 18,440 were larceny/thefts, and 2,628 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Rhode Island had the 31st most law enforcement employees per population. Rhode Island ranked 21st in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Rhode Island crime information, please see the Rhode Island Judiciary District Court website.
Rhode Island Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Rhode Island employment background check products: a Rhode Island county criminal background check and a Rhode Island state criminal background check.
The Rhode Island state criminal background check includes a Rhode Island corrections background check, RI Administrator of the Courts Data, a sex offender record search of Rhode Island as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of those under the supervision of the RI DOC. The Rhode Island state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Rhode Island criminal background check webpage.
The Rhode Island county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Superior and District courts. The Rhode Island county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Rhode Island employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Rhode Island” data is from 2011. “Rhode Island Crime Data” data is from 2012.