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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 29%
Property crime 35%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRidgecrest/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime543n/a (estimate)1,8662,7722,489
Murder3n/a10.34.35.0
Rape31n/a106.537.542.6
Robbery7n/a24.1132.481.6
Assault101n/a347.1267.1250.2
Violent crime142n/a (estimate)488441379
Burglary119n/a408.9386.1340.5
Theft243n/a835.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft39n/a134.0358.8219.9
Property crime401n/a (estimate)1,3782,3312,110

Key findings

  • Ridgecrest crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ridgecrest are 29% higher than the national average
  • In Ridgecrest you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ridgecrest is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ridgecrest has decreased by 19%

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 1.49 times less than the California average and 1.33 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Ridgecrest, is 1.11 times more than the California average, and it is 1.29 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Ridgecrest has a daily crime average that is 1.69 times less than the California average and 1.53 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 30% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Ridgecrest is safer than 25% 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 205
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ridgecrest is 1 in 54
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Ridgecrest? In Ridgecrest, CA you have a 1 in 205 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 73 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 54 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 decreased by 17%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 20% year over year. Total crimes for Ridgecrest has decreased by 19% 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, CA2,0902421,2791,520
      Inyokern, CA8755412,8613,402
      Ridgecrest, CA28,6044881,3781,866

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kingman, AZ28,5863274,3864,712
      Elmira, NY28,5833083,0833,390
      West Springfield Town, MA28,5754823,3853,867
      Jacksonville, AR28,6619595,2496,207
      Northampton, MA28,5344141,5591,973
      Ridgecrest, CA28,6044881,3781,866
      Source: The Ridgecrest, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.