Reported Annual Crime In Ridgecrest

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRidgecrest/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime719n/a (estimate)2,4803,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRidgecrest/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.44.84.9
Rape15n/a51.732.738.6
Robbery19n/a65.5135.0101.9
Assault101n/a348.4253.8237.8
Violent crime136n/a (estimate)469426373
Burglary160n/a551.9504.3491.4
Theft372n/a1,283.31,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft51n/a175.9436.8220.2
Property crime583n/a (estimate)2,0112,6182,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Ridgecrest, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 19% lower than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 13% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Ridgecrest, CA shows a crime rate that is 10% higher than the California average. The crime rate is also 26% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Ridgecrest, CA is shown to be 23% lower than the California average and 19% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ridgecrest is 13% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.8 daily crimes that occur in Ridgecrest.
  • Ridgecrest is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ridgecrest you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ridgecrest has increased by 22%.

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Daily Crime In Ridgecrest (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Ridgecrest, CA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for California as well as those across America as a whole. The Ridgecrest, CA total amount of daily offenses is 1.23 times less than the California average and 1.15 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Ridgecrest, CA is 1.10 times more than the California average, and it is 1.26 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Ridgecrest, CA has a daily crime figure that is 1.30 times less than the California average and 1.24 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Ridgecrest (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Ridgecrest, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Ridgecrest, CA has been ranked safer than 31% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Ridgecrest, CA is safer than 26% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Ridgecrest, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Ridgecrest, CA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ridgecrest

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 214
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 50
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 41
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Ridgecrest, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Ridgecrest, CA you have a 1 in 214 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ridgecrest, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Ridgecrest (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Ridgecrest, CA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Ridgecrest, CA has increased by 15% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Ridgecrest, CA has increased by 22% in the same time frame.

Ridgecrest police department

ItemRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4651,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
There are a total of 46 Ridgecrest police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55% less than the California average and 50.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
China Lake Acres, CA1,3762311,4201,651
Inyokern, CA6655213,2043,726
Ridgecrest, CA28,2824692,0112,480

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Ridgecrest, CA28,2824692,0112,480
Source: The Ridgecrest, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.