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Riverside, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 37 per one thousand residents, Riverside has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 27. Within California, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Riverside.

How does the crime rate in Riverside compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Riverside with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Riverside'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 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 210. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Riverside is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Riverside, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 31, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

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 165.

Riverside Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Riverside Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,497

10,213

11,710

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.75

32.42

37.17

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.75
4.4
National Median: 4
    Riverside
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 210

in Riverside

1 in 227

in California

Riverside VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 314,998
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21 153 394 929
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.49 1.25 2.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
32.42
21.3
National Median: 19
    Riverside
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Riverside

1 in 47

in California

Riverside Property CRIMES

Population: 314,998
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,690 6,619 1,904
Rate per 1,000 5.37 21.01 6.04

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Riverside Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
144
77
National Median: 26.9
    Riverside
    California