Six people were killed or injured in two seperate incidents in Warren and Providence in less than a week.

This brings the total of non-suicide gun deaths in Rhode Island to twenty-seven, just shy of the 2020 total of twenty-eight.  

Gun Deaths Jan-Sep 9 2021-01

15 RI Municipalities with Gun Incidents in 2021

We have had forty-four incidents of gun injuries this year vs. twenty-four at this point in 2020; there were a total of fifty-five media reports of gun injuries in 2020.

A total of seventy-six gun incidents in Rhode Island have been reported in the media from January through September 7, 2021 (includes non-suicide gun deaths, injuries, and incidents with no casualties):

  • Burrillville
  • Cranston
  • East Providence
  • Johnston
  • Narragansett
  • North Kingstown
  • North Providence
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence
  • Warren
  • Warwick
  • West Greenwich
  • West Warwick
  • Westerly
  • Woonsocket

This statewide surge, following the 111% increase in Rhode Island FBI NICS background checks in 2020, backs up multiple studies that document more guns make our communities LESS SAFE. 

Gun Violence Incidents Map - RI Jan-Sept. 7, 2021-01