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Total crime 54%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 50%
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 peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime99n/a (estimate)1,1492,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape5n/a58.048.042.6
Robbery3n/a34.898.481.6
Assault1n/a11.6254.0250.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)104407379
Burglary19n/a220.5271.7340.5
Theft67n/a777.61,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a46.4148.2219.9
Property crime90n/a (estimate)1,0451,8472,110

Key findings

  • Riverside crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Riverside are 72% lower than the national average
  • In Riverside you have a 1 in 88 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Riverside is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Riverside has decreased by 4%

Riverside crime map

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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.

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      Daily Crime In Riverside (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Riverside, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Riverside are 1.96 times less than the Illinois average and 2.17 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Riverside are 3.90 times less than than Illinois and 3.63 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Riverside are 1.77 times less than than Illinois and 2.02 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Riverside (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Riverside in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Riverside safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Riverside being safer than 57% of cities in Illinois and 71% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Riverside. In conclusion, Riverside ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Riverside

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Riverside is 1 in 958
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Riverside is 1 in 96
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Riverside is 1 in 88
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Riverside? In Riverside, you have a 1 in 958 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 96. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Riverside, IL is 1 in 88.

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

      Determining whether Riverside is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Riverside violent crime rates have decreased by 30%. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Riverside has decreased by 4% in the same time frame.

      Riverside police department

      ItemRiversideIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.63.3
      There are a total of 23 Riverside police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.6% less than the Illinois average and 20.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      La Grange Park, IL13,59645611656
      Willowbrook CDP, IL1,966120543662
      Lisle, IL22,98938634672
      Riverside, IL8,7791041,0451,149

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Collingdale, PA8,7777283,0713,798
      Wharton, TX8,7734642,4572,921
      Eagle Point, OR8,7901682,3502,518
      New Windsor, NY8,7903551,3581,713
      St. Anthony, MN8,790982,1482,246
      Riverside, IL8,7791041,0451,149
      Source: The Riverside, IL 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.