Riverdale Park, MD 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

The crime rate in Riverdale Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Riverdale Park is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Riverdale Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Riverdale Park has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Riverdale Park to other communities of similar population, then Riverdale Park crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Riverdale Park 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 Park 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 Park.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Riverdale Park 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 Riverdale Park; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 327. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Riverdale Park 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 Park's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Riverdale Park 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 Park is one in 37.

Importantly, we found that Riverdale Park 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 Park is one in 300.

Riverdale Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Riverdale Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

195

217

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.06

27.08

30.14

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.06
4.54
National Median: 4
    Riverdale Park
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 327

in Riverdale Park

1 in 220

in Maryland

Riverdale Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,200
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 0 7 14
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.00 0.97 1.94

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
27.08
19.5
National Median: 21
    Riverdale Park
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Riverdale Park

1 in 51

in Maryland

Riverdale Park Property CRIMES

Population: 7,200
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 152 24
Rate per 1,000 2.64 21.11 3.33

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 Park Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
130
50
National Median: 28.3
    Riverdale Park
    Maryland