Riverhead, NY
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Riverhead, NY 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 Riverhead is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Riverhead is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Riverhead is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Riverhead has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Riverhead compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Riverhead with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Riverhead'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 Riverhead 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 Riverhead.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Riverhead 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 Riverhead; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 319. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Riverhead's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Riverhead 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 Riverhead is one in 59.

Riverhead Crime Data

 

Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Riverhead Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

229

271

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.13

17.08

20.21

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Riverhead 3.13
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 319

in Riverhead

1 in 263

in New York State

Riverhead VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,407
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Riverhead 17.08
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Riverhead

1 in 62

in New York State

Riverhead Property CRIMES

Population: 13,407
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Riverhead Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Riverhead 18
New York State 41