Pico Rivera, CA
Crime Rates


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Pico Rivera, CA crime analytics

The crime rate in Pico Rivera is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Pico Rivera is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Pico Rivera is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Pico Rivera has a crime rate that is higher than 62% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Pico Rivera compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Pico Rivera with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Pico Rivera'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 Pico Rivera 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 Pico Rivera.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pico Rivera 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 Pico Rivera; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 315. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pico Rivera's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Pico Rivera 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 Pico Rivera is one in 44.

Importantly, we found that Pico Rivera 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 Pico Rivera is one in 165.

Pico Rivera Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Pico Rivera Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Pico Rivera 3.18
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 315

in Pico Rivera

1 in 235

in California
Population: 64,218
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 16 76 108
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.25 1.18 1.68
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)

Pico Rivera 22.80
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Pico Rivera

1 in 38

in California
Pico Rivera Property CRIMES
Population: 64,218
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 264 810 390
Rate per 1,000 4.11 12.61 6.07
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

Pico Rivera Crimes Per Square Mile

Pico Rivera 188
California 90