Riverdale, IL 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 36 per one thousand residents, Riverdale 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 28. Within Illinois, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Riverdale.

Importantly, when you compare Riverdale to other communities of similar population, then Riverdale crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Riverdale does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Riverdale, 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 Riverdale is one in 115.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the village, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Riverdale 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Riverdale's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Riverdale 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 Riverdale is one in 37.

Importantly, we found that Riverdale 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 Riverdale is one in 182.

Riverdale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Riverdale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

114

358

472

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.72

27.38

36.09

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
8.72
4.07
National Median: 4
    Riverdale
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 115

in Riverdale

1 in 246

in Illinois

Riverdale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,077
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 11 50 49
Rate per 1,000 0.31 0.84 3.82 3.75

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
27.38
18.46
National Median: 21
    Riverdale
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Riverdale

1 in 54

in Illinois

Riverdale Property CRIMES

Population: 13,077
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 94 192 72
Rate per 1,000 7.19 14.68 5.51

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Riverdale Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
126
31
National Median: 28.3
    Riverdale
    Illinois