Moreno Valley, CA
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Moreno Valley, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in Moreno Valley is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Moreno Valley is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Moreno Valley is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Moreno Valley has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Moreno Valley compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Moreno Valley with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Moreno Valley's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Moreno Valley does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Moreno Valley.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Moreno Valley occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Moreno Valley; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 317. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Moreno Valley's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Moreno Valley a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Moreno Valley is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Moreno Valley has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Moreno Valley is one in 175.

Moreno Valley Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Moreno Valley Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

645

6,680

7,325

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.16

32.71

35.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Moreno Valley 3.16
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 317

in Moreno Valley

1 in 235

in California
Moreno Valley VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 204,198
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 33 275 331
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.16 1.35 1.62
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Moreno Valley 32.71
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Moreno Valley

1 in 38

in California
Moreno Valley Property CRIMES
Population: 204,198
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,191 4,321 1,168
Rate per 1,000 5.83 21.16 5.72
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Moreno Valley Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Moreno Valley 142
California 90