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Total crime 0%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 5%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsRiverside/100k peopleCambridge/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,3172,482 (estimate)1,9321,5072,489
Murder1n/a0.82.25.0
Rape26n/a21.732.042.6
Robbery67n/a55.952.481.6
Assault240n/a200.2241.0250.2
Violent crime334265 (estimate)279328379
Burglary161n/a134.3179.0340.5
Theft1,724n/a1,437.8911.81,549.5
Vehicle theft98n/a81.789.0219.9
Property crime1,9832,217 (estimate)1,6541,1802,110

Key findings

  • Riverside crime rates are equal to the national average
  • Violent crimes in Riverside are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Riverside you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Riverside is safer than 76% of the cities in Massachusetts
  • Year over year crime in Cambridge has decreased by 8%

Riverside crime map

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The Riverside crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Riverside as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Riverside crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Riverside (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Riverside

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Riverside is 1 in 378
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Riverside is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Riverside is 1 in 41

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

      Cambridge police department

      ItemRiversideCambridgeMassachusetts
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30811,659
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.92.2

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
      Massachusetts4,55172266
      There are a total of 4,551 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 72 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dover, MA2,45316212229
      Milton, MA27,35140222262
      Lexington, MA32,93650228278
      Winchester, MA22,49131385416
      Wellesley, MA28,90924405428
      Arlington, MA44,40875366441
      Needham, MA30,16732432464
      Cambridge, MA108,7572791,6541,932

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Antioch, CA108,6755752,8403,415
      Murrieta, CA108,583661,2991,365
      Temecula, CA108,9651422,2522,394
      High Point, NC108,9827313,2884,019
      San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,0674102,6603,071
      Cambridge, MA108,7572791,6541,932
      Source: The Riverside, Cambridge, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.