TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-9
Department of Attorney General

SECTION 42-9-12


§ 42-9-12 Annual law enforcement report.

(a) The attorney general shall annually on or before the thirtieth (30th) day of June make a report in writing to the governor showing the transactions of his or her office in relation to the enforcement of law during the prior year ending on the thirty-first (31st) day of December.

(b) The report shall show for each of the counties of the state the number of non-warranted indictments and information cases pending at the beginning of the year, and the number of warranted indictments and information cases pending at the beginning of the year, the number of indictments returned and informations filed during the year, the number of indictments and informations disposed of during the year:

(1) By jury trial;

(2) By jury waived trial;

(3) Without jury trial on plea of guilty or nolo; and

(4) By a nol pros; and the number of non-warranted and warranted indictments and informations pending at the end of the year.

(c) The report shall also show, in regard to appeals from the several district courts to the superior court in cases of violation of law, the number of non-warranted appeals pending at the beginning of the year, and the number of warranted appeals pending at the beginning of the year, the number taken during the year, the number disposed of during the year:

(1) By jury trial;

(2) By jury-waived trial;

(3) Without jury trial on plea of guilty or nolo; and

(4) Or by a discontinuance; and the number of non-warranted and warranted appeals pending at the close of the year.

(d) The report shall also show the number of offenders punished by sentence or imprisonment, or by the payment of a fine, or by both fine and imprisonment, or by suspended or deferred sentence or probation.

(e) The report shall be subdivided to show the sex of the offenders and the age of the offenders, arranged by decades. The report shall be compiled using statistics provided by the Rhode Island statewide judicial information system.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 22, § 10; P.L. 1928, ch. 1184, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 10, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 42-9-12; P.L. 1982, ch. 227, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 325, § 1.)