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4%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMoreno Valley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,158n/a (estimate)2,4102,8432,324
Murder10n/a4.75.76.3
Rape22n/a10.337.440.0
Robbery239n/a111.7123.566.1
Assault520n/a243.0332.8268.2
Violent crime791n/a (estimate)370500370
Burglary638n/a298.1371.9269.8
Theft2,890n/a1,350.41,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft839n/a392.0471.9282.7
Property crime4,367n/a (estimate)2,0412,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Moreno Valley, CA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Moreno Valley is 3.7% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 791 violent crimes reported in Moreno Valley, equivalent to 370 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 0.1%. Additionally, Moreno Valley recorded 4367 property crimes, amounting to 2041 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 4.4%.

In terms of the total Moreno Valley crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Moreno Valley, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Moreno Valley is very close to the national average of all cities that reported crime. Moreno Valley reported 370 violent crimes, while the average of all cities was 370.

Moreno Valley has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 2041 property crimes in Moreno Valley, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Moreno Valley?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Moreno Valley residents. Out of the respondents (115 in total), 27% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Moreno Valley were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 73% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Moreno Valley a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Moreno Valley is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Moreno Valley has a total crime rate that is 4% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 14.13 daily crimes (2.17 violent daily crimes and 11.96 daily property crimes) in Moreno Valley.

Has Crime in Moreno Valley Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Moreno Valley. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Moreno Valley has decreased by 13.4%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 5%, while property crime has decreased by 14.8%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Moreno Valley.

Potential Causes for Crime in Moreno Valley

In Moreno Valley, the poverty rate currently stands at 14%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Moreno Valley crime rates.

In Moreno Valley, the current unemployment rate stands at 5.3%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Moreno Valley crime rates.

In Moreno Valley, the cost of living is 19.89% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Moreno Valley crime map



The Moreno Valley crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Moreno Valley as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Moreno Valley crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Moreno Valley crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Moreno Valley crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Moreno Valley are equal to the national average
  • In Moreno Valley you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Moreno Valley is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Moreno Valley has decreased by 13%

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        Daily Crime In Moreno Valley (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Moreno Valley, CA per 100,000 people. In Moreno Valley, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.18 times less than the California average and 1.04 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Moreno Valley is 1.35 times less than the California average and 1.00 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Moreno Valley has a daily crime rate that is 1.15 times less than the California average and 1.04 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Moreno Valley (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Moreno Valley to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Moreno Valley safe? The gauges above illustrate that Moreno Valley is safer than 44% of every city located within California along with 27% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Moreno Valley, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Moreno Valley

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Moreno Valley is 1 in 271
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Moreno Valley is 1 in 50
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Moreno Valley is 1 in 42
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Moreno Valley? In Moreno Valley, CA you have a 1 in 271 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 motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Moreno Valley.

        Year Over Year Crime In Moreno Valley (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Moreno Valley, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Moreno Valley has decreased by 4%, the amount of property crime in Moreno Valley has decreased by 14%, and the total amount of crime in Moreno Valley has decreased by 13% year over year.

        Moreno Valley police department

        Item Moreno Valley California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        California79,891232266
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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        March ARB, CA1,236166779946
        Warm Springs, CA1,4452591,2121,470
        Romoland, CA2,7552591,2161,475
        Fontana, CA212,7042871,2871,574
        Beaumont, CA48,2723501,2341,584
        Lakeview, CA2,4522881,3511,639
        Yucaipa, CA54,3583461,3011,647
        Moreno Valley, CA208,7513702,0412,410

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        Oxnard, CA207,7228243,8634,687
        Birmingham, AL210,9281,6824,1735,854
        Rochester, NY206,3577313,5814,312
        Fayetteville, NC211,2019783,4574,435
        Santa Clarita, CA212,5191631,0911,254
        Moreno Valley, CA208,7513702,0412,410
        Source: The Moreno Valley, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.