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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Rhode Island, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 12.0%1
2002: 13.3%2
2001: 12.8%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Rhode Island, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 22.36%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Rhode Island, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 26.3%5 6
1991/2000: 36.1%
1981/1990: 29.9%

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Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 437
2015: 46
2014: 29
2013: 56
2012: 38
2011: 33
2010: 49
2009: 56
2008: 44
2007: 37
2006: 47
2005: 39
2004: 41
2003: 35
2002: 55
2001: 46
2000: 54
1999: 56

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 4.647
2015: 4.83
2014: 3.22
2013: 5.33
2012: 3.99
2011: 3.14
2010: 4.66
2009: 5.31
2008: 4.17
2007: 3.50
2006: 4.42
2005: 3.65
2004: 3.82
2003: 3.27
2002: 5.16
2001: 4.35
2000: 5.15
1999: 5.38

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 437
2015: 46
2014: 29
2013: 46
2012: 38

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 8.387
2015: 8.99
2014: 5.67
2013: 9.03
2012: 7.48

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 207
2015: 28
2014: 22
2013: 318
2012: 23
2011: 19
2010: 27
2009: 30
2008: 29
2007: 24
2006: 39
2005: 32
2004: 29
2003: 29
2002: 43
2001: 37
2000: 39
1999: 36

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 2.277
2015: 2.65
2014: 2.46
2013: 2.95
2012: 2.86
2011: 1.81
2010: 2.57
2009: 2.85
2008: 2.75
2007: 2.27
2006: 3.67
2005: 3.00
2004: 2.70
2003: 2.71
2002: 4.03
2001: 3.50
2000: 3.72
1999: 3.46

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 207
2015: 16
2014: 22
2013: 21
2012: 23

Rate of Male Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 3.907
2015: 0
2014: 4.30
2013: 4.12
2012: 4.53

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 12
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 117
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 12
2013: 13
2012: 14
2011: 12
2010: 17
2009: 14
2008: 19
2007: 13
2006: 19
2005: 19
2004: 18
2003: 21
2002: 25
2001: 20
2000: 27
1999: 21

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1.14
2010: 1.62
2009: 1.33
2008: 1.80
2007: 1.23
2006: 1.79
2005: 1.78
2004: 1.68
2003: 1.96
2002: 2.35
2001: 1.89
2000: 2.58
1999: 2.02

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male firearm homicides total

2016: 117
2015: 0
2014: 12
2013: 13
2012: 14

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female firearm homicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to figures9 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2016: 510 11
2015: 3
2014: 5
2013: 3
2012: 7
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 0
2008: 9
2007: 3
2006: 3
2005: 6
2004: 11
2003: 11
2002: 11
2001: 10
2000: 28
1999: 13
1998: 6
1997: 13
1996: 9
1995: 16

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to figures12 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.4713
2015: 0.28
2014: 0.47
2013: 0.28
2012: 0.66
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.19
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.85
2007: 0.28
2006: 0.28
2005: 0.56
2004: 1.02
2003: 1.03
2002: 1.03
2001: 0.95
2000: 2.67
1999: 1.25
1998: 0.58
1997: 1.27
1996: 0.88
1995: 1.57

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual handgun homicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male handgun homicides total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female handgun homicides total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Female Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2016: 010 11
2015: 1
2014: 1
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 2
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 0
2002: 4
2001: 1
1996: 2
1995: 1

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 013
2015: 0.09
2014: 0.09
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.19
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.09
2004: 0.09
2003: 0.00
2002: 0.38
2001: 0.09
1996: 0.20
1995: 0.10

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual long gun homicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male long gun homicides total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female long gun homicides total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Female Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2016: 710 11
2015: 6
2014: 6
2013: 14
2012: 12
2011: 4
2010: 12
2009: 18
2008: 9
2007: 6
2006: 4
2005: 9
2004: 4
2003: 7
2002: 11
2001: 8
2000: 4
1999: 7
1998: 6
1997: 1
1996: 2
1995: 6

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.6613
2015: 0.57
2014: 0.57
2013: 1.33
2012: 1.14
2011: 0.38
2010: 1.14
2009: 1.71
2008: 0.85
2007: 0.57
2006: 0.38
2005: 0.84
2004: 0.37
2003: 0.65
2002: 1.03
2001: 0.76
2000: 0.38
1999: 0.67
1998: 0.58
1997: 0.10
1996: 0.20
1995: 0.59

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual firearm homicides (other) total

2016: 117
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 11
2013: 13
2012: 14
2011: 11
2010: 15
2009: 14
2008: 19
2007: 13
2006: 18
2005: 19
2004: 17
2003: 21
2002: 20
2001: 18
2000: 27
1999: 20

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 1.96
2002: 1.88
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 2.58
1999: 1.92

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male firearm homicides (other) total

2016: 117
2015: 0
2014: 11
2013: 13
2012: 14

Rate of Male Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female firearm homicides (other) total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Rhode Island, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 1267
2015: 126
2014: 111
2013: 1328
2012: 105
2011: 101
2010: 129
2009: 118
2008: 110
2007: 96
2006: 90
2005: 71
2004: 85
2003: 84
2002: 86
2001: 88
2000: 75
1999: 96

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 11.937
2015: 11.93
2014: 10.52
2013: 12.55
2012: 10.00
2011: 9.62
2010: 12.26
2009: 11.20
2008: 10.43
2007: 9.08
2006: 8.47
2005: 6.65
2004: 7.91
2003: 7.84
2002: 8.07
2001: 8.32
2000: 7.15
1999: 9.23

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 947
2015: 99
2014: 81
2013: 102
2012: 78

Rate of Male Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 18.327
2015: 19.34
2014: 15.84
2013: 20.02
2012: 15.35

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 327
2015: 27
2014: 30
2013: 30
2012: 27

Rate of Female Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 5.897
2015: 4.96
2014: 5.52
2013: 5.53
2012: 4.98

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 317
2015: 37
2014: 16
2013: 30
2012: 23
2011: 20
2010: 30
2009: 40
2008: 23
2007: 24
2006: 27
2005: 19
2004: 22
2003: 12
2002: 30
2001: 25
2000: 27
1999: 35

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 3.317
2015: 3.79
2014: 1.90
2013: 3.23
2012: 2.48
2011: 1.90
2010: 2.85
2009: 3.80
2008: 2.18
2007: 2.27
2006: 2.54
2005: 1.78
2004: 2.05
2003: 1.12
2002: 2.81
2001: 2.36
2000: 2.58
1999: 3.36

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male firearm suicides total

2016: 317
2015: 37
2014: 16
2013: 30
2012: 23

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 6.047
2015: 7.23
2014: 0
2013: 5.89
2012: 4.53

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female firearm suicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual handgun suicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male handgun suicides total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female handgun suicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Rhode Island, the number of long gun suicides is

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 117
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 12
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 13
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 11
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male long gun suicides total

2015: 07
2014: 0
2013: 11
2012: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female long gun suicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual gun suicides (other) total

2016: 227
2015: 23
2014: 11
2013: 12
2012: 14
2011: 17
2010: 29
2009: 27
2008: 19
2007: 16
2006: 16
2005: 15
2004: 18
2003: 11
2002: 17
2001: 17
2000: 14
1999: 24

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 2.467
2015: 2.46
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 2.76
2009: 2.56
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 2.31

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2016: 227
2015: 23
2014: 11
2013: 12
2012: 14

Rate of Male Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of male gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 4.297
2015: 4.49
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of female gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 1
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.09
2005: 0.09
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 2
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.19
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause male handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause female handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause male long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause female long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause male gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual female deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Rhode Island, the annual rate of unknown-cause female gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Rhode Island, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)18
2010: 1
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)19
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 1
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 2003
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)20
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)
1998: 0 (suppressed)
1997: 0 (suppressed)
1996: 0 (suppressed)
1995: 0 (suppressed)

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Rhode Island at a rate of 6.321 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Rhode Island ranked at No. 4421 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Rhode Island is categorised as restrictive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Rhode Island includes the State of Rhode Island General Laws 2011 and the Constitution of Rhode Island 198623

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Rhode Island are regulated by the State of Rhode Island24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Rhode Island, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Rhode Island, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, with few exceptions,30 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Rhode Island, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited with only narrow exemptions30 34 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Rhode Island, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence31 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Rhode Island, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted with a concealed handgun license or a safety certificate35 36 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Rhode Island, non-prohibited persons of minimum age (for long guns),36 but only holders of a concealed handgun license or of a safety certificate (for the purchase of handguns)35 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Rhode Island is 18 years, or 21 years for handguns37 25 26

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a handgun license in Rhode Island, being a federally non-disqualified individual,38 39 must pass additional background checks which consider criminal, mental health, domestic violence and addiction36 40 25 26 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Rhode Island stipulates41 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Rhode Island, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for handguns35 42 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Rhode Island, the law does not require (registration prohibited)43 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Rhode Island, licensed firearm dealers are required44 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Rhode Island, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited without a safety certificate (for the purchase of handguns)45 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Rhode Island, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful only for handguns46 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Rhode Island is obliged40 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Rhode Island is obliged40 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Rhode Island, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited47 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Rhode Island is reported to be

2015: 61048
2014: 61349
2013: 60250
2012: 50451
2011: 45252

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Rhode Island, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 7 days53 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Rhode Island, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated54 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Rhode Island do not include55 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Rhode Island include56 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Rhode Island include57 55 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Rhode Island, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law58 59 60 61 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Rhode Island, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not62 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Rhode Island, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit for handguns and without a permit for long guns63 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Rhode Island, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit42 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Rhode Island, local licensing authorities "may issue", with room for discretion,42 64 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Rhode Island, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (no statutes currently exist)42 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Rhode Island, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt42 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Rhode Island, private guns are prohibited in vehicles (loaded firearms)57 and schools65 66 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Rhode Island as ‘B+’67

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Rhode Island on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 4468
2010: 4469
2009: 4570
2008: 4771
2007: 4772

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Rhode Island at No. 973 among 50 US States


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