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Total crime 89%
Violent crime 148%
Property crime 78%
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 peopleRichmond/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,399n/a (estimate)4,8652,8282,580
Murder17n/a15.34.45.0
Rape32n/a28.839.242.6
Robbery375n/a337.9137.386.2
Assault622n/a560.5266.5246.8
Violent crime1,046n/a (estimate)942447381
Burglary383n/a345.1416.2376.0
Theft2,285n/a2,058.91,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft1,685n/a1,518.3392.4228.9
Property crime4,353n/a (estimate)3,9222,3802,200

Key findings

  • Richmond crime rates are 89% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Richmond are 148% higher than the national average
  • In Richmond you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Richmond is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Richmond has increased by 5%

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

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      Daily Crime In Richmond (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Richmond for every 100,000 residents. The Richmond total amount of daily crime is 1.72 times more than the California average and 1.89 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Richmond, is 2.11 times more than the California average, and it is 2.48 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Richmond has a daily crime average that is 1.65 times more than the California average and 1.78 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Richmond (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Richmond in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Richmond safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Richmond being safer than 4% of cities in California and 4% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Richmond. In conclusion, Richmond ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Richmond

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Richmond is 1 in 107
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Richmond is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Richmond is 1 in 21
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Richmond? If you reside in Richmond, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 107. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 26 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Richmond, is 1 in 21.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Richmond, 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 Richmond has increased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Richmond has increased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Richmond has increased by 5% year over year.

      Richmond police department

      ItemRichmondCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)27651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.63.3
      There are a total of 276 Richmond police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.2% less than the California average and 20.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263334397
      Sleepy Hollow, CA2,27570373443
      Belvedere, CA2,0170515515
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59585453538
      Moraga, CA16,97767526593
      Orinda, CA18,93645549594
      Lafayette, CA25,38137861898
      Richmond, CA108,3039423,9224,865

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Richardson, TX108,3501132,1112,224
      The Woodlands, TX108,3731891,0891,278
      Pueblo, CO108,3859935,5766,569
      Murrieta, CA108,583801,2311,311
      Antioch, CA108,6755332,9483,481
      Richmond, CA108,3039423,9224,865
      Source: The Richmond, CA 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.