Riviera Beach, FL
Crime Rates




Safest





Riviera Beach, FL 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Riviera Beach 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 19. Within Florida, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Riviera Beach. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Riviera Beach to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 34,244, Riviera Beach has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Riviera Beach does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Riviera Beach.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Riviera Beach 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 Riviera Beach.

For Riviera Beach, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Riviera Beach is one in 72.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Riviera Beach experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Riviera Beach is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Riviera Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Riviera Beach 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 Riviera Beach is one in 263.

Riviera Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Riviera Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

477

1,359

1,836

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

13.93

39.69

53.62

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Riviera Beach 13.93
Florida 4.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 72

in Riviera Beach

1 in 232

in Florida

Riviera Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 34,244
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 23 56 389
Rate per 1,000 0.26 0.67 1.64 11.36

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Riviera Beach 39.69
Florida 26.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Riviera Beach

1 in 37

in Florida

Riviera Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 34,244
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 310 919 130
Rate per 1,000 9.05 26.84 3.80

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Riviera Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Riviera Beach 215
Florida 62