F
Total crime 38%
Violent crime 33%
Property crime 39%
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 peopleRiverside/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,476n/a (estimate)3,4442,7722,489
Murder17n/a5.14.35.0
Rape139n/a41.737.542.6
Robbery476n/a142.8132.481.6
Assault1,054n/a316.3267.1250.2
Violent crime1,686n/a (estimate)506441379
Burglary1,302n/a390.7386.1340.5
Theft6,997n/a2,099.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft1,491n/a447.4358.8219.9
Property crime9,790n/a (estimate)2,9382,3312,110

Key findings

  • Riverside crime rates are 38% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Riverside are 33% higher than the national average
  • In Riverside you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Riverside is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Riverside has decreased by 4%

Riverside crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Riverside crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Riverside 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 Riverside crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Riverside

See all the best places to live around Riverside

Compare Riverside, CA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Riverside?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Riverside?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Riverside poll results

      Daily Crime In Riverside (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Riverside on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Riverside (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.24 times more than the state average and 1.38 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Riverside on a daily basis are 1.15 times more than than California average and 1.33 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Riverside are 1.26 times more than the daily state average and 1.39 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Riverside (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Riverside to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Riverside safe? The gauges above illustrate that Riverside is safer than 18% of every city located within California along with 16% 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, Riverside, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 198
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Riverside is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Riverside is 1 in 30
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Riverside, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 198. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 35 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 is 1 in 30.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Riverside is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Riverside has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Riverside, while property crimes in Riverside have decreased by 5%. Total crime has 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
      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
      March ARB, CA1,145147775922
      Romoland, CA1,7692291,2101,439
      Coronita, CA3,1722391,2611,499
      Eastvale, CA58,2171251,4241,549
      Meadowbrook, CA2,7822701,4251,694
      Fontana, CA205,2283421,4331,775
      Grand Terrace, CA12,3932921,8732,166
      Riverside, CA318,6785062,9383,444

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0507943,4464,240
      St. Louis, MO316,0301,9276,1838,111
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5292972,9983,295
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054352,0402,476
      Riverside, CA318,6785062,9383,444
      Source: The Riverside, 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.