Children Present During Domestic Violence Incidents Resulting in Arrests


Children in Rhode Island


Children in four core cities


Children in the rest of the state


  • The data are only the incidents during which an arrest was made in which children were present, and do not represent the total number of children who experienced domestic violence in their homes. More than one child may have been present at an incident.
  • The four core cities are: Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket.
  • The number of domestic violence incident reports in which an arrest was made and the number of incidents in which children were present are based on the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault/Child Molestation Reporting Forms sent by Rhode Island law enforcement to the Rhode Island Supreme Court Domestic Violence Training and Monitoring Unit between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

Citation: 2023 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook. Providence, RI: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. (2023). Accessed September 22, 2023.

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