Reported Annual Crime In Riverside

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRiverside/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,701n/a (estimate)3,5672,9462,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRiverside/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder12n/a3.74.65.3
Rape166n/a50.637.241.7
Robbery544n/a165.8143.298.0
Assault947n/a288.7264.2248.9
Violent crime1,669n/a (estimate)509449394
Burglary1,673n/a510.0446.9430.4
Theft6,629n/a2,020.91,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft1,730n/a527.4425.9237.4
Property crime10,032n/a (estimate)3,0582,4972,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Riverside, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Riverside, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Riverside, CA is 21% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 29% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Riverside, CA has 13% higher than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 29% higher than the national average. In property crime, Riverside, CA is 22% higher than the average of California and is 29% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Riverside is 29% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.77 daily crimes that occur in Riverside.
  • Riverside is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Riverside you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Riverside has decreased by 4%.

Compare Riverside, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Riverside (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Riverside, CA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Riverside, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 1.21 times more than the state average and 1.29 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Riverside, CA on a daily bases are 1.13 times more than than California average and 1.29 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Riverside, CA are 1.22 times more than the daily state average and 1.29 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Riverside (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Riverside, CA compared to every other city in California as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Riverside, CA ranks safer than 22% of every city located within California along with 18% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Riverside, CA. As a result, Riverside, CA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Riverside

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Riverside is 1 in 197
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Riverside is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Riverside is 1 in 29
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Riverside, CA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Riverside, CA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 197. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 33 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 Riverside, CA is 1 in 29.

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

The year over year crime rate for Riverside, CA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Riverside, CA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 14% in Riverside, CA, while property crimes in Riverside, CA have decreased by 6%. Crimes in total for Riverside, CA have decreased by 4% year over year.

Riverside police department

ItemRiversideCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)52051,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
There are a total of 520 Riverside police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.1% less than the California average and 49% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
March ARB, CA1,145149831980
Romoland, CA1,7692331,2961,529
Coronita, CA3,1722431,3511,594
Meadowbrook, CA2,7822741,5261,801
Rialto, CA102,4183841,6202,003
Corona, CA161,6141321,9492,081
Fontana, CA205,2283371,7642,101
Riverside, CA318,6785093,0583,567

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Corpus Christi, TX320,0507023,5654,268
St. Louis, MO316,0302,0826,0418,124
Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293513,7824,133
Pittsburgh, PA305,3056563,1143,771
Santa Ana, CA333,6054892,0902,579
Riverside, CA318,6785093,0583,567
Source: The Riverside, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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