Riverside, CA
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Riverside, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Riverside is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 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 Riverside is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Riverside is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Riverside has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Riverside has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Riverside is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Riverside 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 Riverside.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Riverside 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 Riverside; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 222. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Riverside's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Riverside 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 Riverside is one in 30.

Importantly, we found that Riverside 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 Riverside is one in 181.

Riverside Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Riverside Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,454

10,851

12,305

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.51

33.65

38.16

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Riverside 4.51
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 222

in Riverside

1 in 235

in California

Riverside VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 322,424
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 140 526 778
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.43 1.63 2.41

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
Riverside 33.65
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Riverside

1 in 38

in California

Riverside Property CRIMES

Population: 322,424
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,663 7,409 1,779
Rate per 1,000 5.16 22.98 5.52

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

Riverside Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Riverside 151
California 90