IRJ and the Rhode Island Justice Commission announce the release of The Rhode Island Traffic Stop Statistics 2004-2005 Final Report
The Institute on Race and Justice has released the final report for Rhode Island Traffic Stop Statistics 2004-2005. The Rhode Island Racial Profiling Prevention Act of 2004 required police to prohibit the practice of racial profiling and ordered all municipal local law enforcement agencies and the State Police to collect demographic data on all routine traffic stops from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005. The data collected during this year were transmitted to the Rhode Island Justice Commission for the purpose of an external study of all traffic stop statistics. The present report provides a comprehensive analysis of the 288,483 traffic stops made in Rhode Island during the study period. The executive summary, final report and technical report can be found at
http://www.rijustice.ri.gov/sac/stats.htm: Traffic Stop Data.
Charles Shannon Jr, Community Safety Initiative Projects