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Violent 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 peopleRialto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,561n/a (estimate)3,4052,8432,324
Violent crime525n/a (estimate)502500370
Vehicle theft515n/a492.4471.9282.7
Property crime3,036n/a (estimate)2,9032,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Rialto, CA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Rialto crime rate is higher than the national average by 46.5%. Specifically, there were 525 violent crimes in Rialto, equivalent to 502 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 35.7%. Furthermore, Rialto recorded 3036 property crimes, amounting to 2903 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 48.5%.

The surge in vehicle thefts is a concerning trend across the United States, and Rialto is no exception, experiencing one of the nation's highest vehicle theft rates. Last year, Rialto reported a total of 515 vehicle thefts, resulting in 492 stolen vehicles per 100,000 people. This places the city in the lowest 10% tier among all cities, indicating that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The probability of a vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 204, underscoring the need for heightened vigilance and security measures.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Rialto?

AreaVibes surveyed 45 local residents in Rialto to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 60% of people answered that there was very little crime in Rialto and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 40% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Rialto a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Rialto 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. Rialto has a total crime rate that is 46% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 9.76 daily crimes (1.44 violent daily crimes and 8.32 daily property crimes) in Rialto.

Has Crime in Rialto Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Rialto crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Rialto has increased by 17.7% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 5% and property crime has increased by 20.2%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Rialto

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Rialto, 64.5% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Rialto, the cost of living is 18.65% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Rialto are $1,302, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Rialto crime map

The Rialto crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Rialto 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 Rialto crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Rialto 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

      • Rialto crime rates are 46% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Rialto are 36% higher than the national average
      • In Rialto you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Rialto is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Rialto has increased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Rialto (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Rialto, CA per 100,000 people. In Rialto, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.20 times more than the California average and 1.46 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Rialto is 1.00 times more than the California average and 1.36 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Rialto has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.49 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Rialto (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Rialto to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Rialto safe? The gauges above illustrate that Rialto is safer than 22% of every city located within California along with 15% 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, Rialto, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rialto

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rialto is 1 in 200
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rialto is 1 in 35
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Rialto is 1 in 30
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Rialto? In Rialto, you have a 1 in 200 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 35. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Rialto, CA is 1 in 30.

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

        Determining whether Rialto is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Rialto violent crime rates have increased by 4%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 20% year over year. Total crimes for Rialto has increased by 17% in the same time frame.

        Rialto police department

        Item Rialto California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14251,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
        There are a total of 142 Rialto police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.3% less than the California average and 57% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Lytle Creek, CA6562241,0521,276
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        Moreno Valley, CA208,7513702,0412,410
        Ontario, CA178,1943232,1292,453
        Rialto, CA103,5495022,9033,405

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Mateo, CA103,6193042,3492,654
        Burbank, CA103,4113102,7233,033
        El Cajon, CA103,2494691,6092,078
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        Las Cruces, NM102,9506175,3405,957
        Rialto, CA103,5495022,9033,405
        Source: The Rialto, 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.