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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 70%
Property crime 9%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleReno/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,689n/a (estimate)3,0472,9792,580
Murder6n/a2.46.75.0
Rape174n/a69.076.842.6
Robbery303n/a120.1127.386.2
Assault1,153n/a456.9330.4246.8
Violent crime1,636n/a (estimate)648541381
Burglary1,073n/a425.2584.7376.0
Theft3,930n/a1,557.41,461.21,594.6
Vehicle theft1,050n/a416.1392.3228.9
Property crime6,053n/a (estimate)2,3992,4382,200

Key findings

  • Reno crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Reno are 70% higher than the national average
  • In Reno you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Reno is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Reno has decreased by 19%

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The Reno crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Reno 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 Reno crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Reno (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Reno for every 100,000 residents. The Reno total amount of daily crime is 1.02 times more than the Nevada average and 1.18 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Reno, is 1.20 times more than the Nevada average, and it is 1.70 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Reno has a daily crime average that is 1.02 times less than the Nevada average and 1.09 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Reno (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Nevada and all other cities across the US, is Reno safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Reno is safer than 33% of other cities in the state of Nevada. In addition, Reno is safer than 13% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Nevada and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Reno. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Reno is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Reno

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Reno is 1 in 155
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Reno is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Reno is 1 in 33
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Reno, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 155. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 42 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Reno is 1 in 33.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Reno, NV is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Reno has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Reno has decreased by 22% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Reno has decreased by 19% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Reno police department

      ItemRenoNevadaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3556,127558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.73.3
      There are a total of 355 Reno police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.1% less than the Nevada average and 52.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Nevada

      StateTotal offendersNevada /100KNational /100K
      Nevada8,163394266
      There are a total of 8,163 sex offenders in Nevada. This yields a total of 394 sex offenders in Nevada per 100,000 residents which is 48% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mogul, NV1,68376342418
      Verdi, NV1,39979354433
      Golden Valley, NV1,805130585715
      Spanish Springs, NV16,0913851,7362,121
      Lemmon Valley, NV5,0575182,3352,853
      Sparks, NV94,7184962,3842,880
      Cold Springs, NV8,8455322,3982,930
      Reno, NV237,1216482,3993,047

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winston-Salem, NC238,4745433,5834,126
      Hialeah, FL235,6262202,2152,435
      Garland, TX234,8102752,6942,969
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951662,2292,394
      Glendale, AZ239,9434674,0784,545
      Reno, NV237,1216482,3993,047
      Source: The Reno, NV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.