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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 55%
Property crime 22%
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 peopleRidgecrest/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime671n/a (estimate)2,3092,8282,580
Murder1n/a3.44.45.0
Rape31n/a106.739.242.6
Robbery15n/a51.6137.386.2
Assault124n/a426.8266.5246.8
Violent crime171n/a (estimate)589447381
Burglary123n/a423.3416.2376.0
Theft316n/a1,087.61,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft61n/a209.9392.4228.9
Property crime500n/a (estimate)1,7212,3802,200

Key findings

  • Ridgecrest crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ridgecrest are 55% higher than the national average
  • In Ridgecrest you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ridgecrest is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ridgecrest has decreased by 6%

Ridgecrest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Ridgecrest (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Ridgecrest for every 100,000 residents. The Ridgecrest total amount of daily crime is 1.22 times less than the California average and 1.12 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Ridgecrest, is 1.32 times more than the California average, and it is 1.55 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Ridgecrest has a daily crime average that is 1.38 times less than the California average and 1.28 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Ridgecrest (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Ridgecrest safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Ridgecrest is safer than 21% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Ridgecrest is safer than 17% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Ridgecrest. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Ridgecrest is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ridgecrest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 170
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 59
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 44
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Ridgecrest? In Ridgecrest, CA you have a 1 in 170 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 59 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ridgecrest.

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

      Determining whether Ridgecrest is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Ridgecrest violent crime rates have increased by 15%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 12% year over year. Total crimes for Ridgecrest has decreased by 6% in the same time frame.

      Ridgecrest police department

      ItemRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
      There are a total of 46 Ridgecrest police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55% less than the California average and 50% 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
      China Lake Acres, CA2,0902451,3051,551
      Inyokern, CA8755492,9213,470
      Ridgecrest, CA28,6045891,7212,309

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kingman, AZ28,5863983,8834,281
      Elmira, NY28,5832542,5482,802
      West Springfield Town, MA28,5755833,5414,125
      Jacksonville, AR28,6611,1604,6345,794
      Northampton, MA28,5343951,8892,284
      Ridgecrest, CA28,6045891,7212,309
      Source: The Ridgecrest, 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.