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Crime rate in Riverside, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Riverside, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Riverside, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Riverside, CA was 312 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 84.5% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Riverside crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 14 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Riverside has seen an increase in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Riverside, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Riverside:

312.3
Grand Terrace:

203.8
Colton:

292.8
Norco:

194.6
Moreno Valley:

261.2
Eastvale:

105.5
Loma Linda:

185.8
Fontana:

184.4
Corona:

159.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Riverside by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
10
(3.4)
11
(3.8)
12
(4.0)
19
(6.3)
15
(5.0)
9
(3.0)
13
(4.2)
16
(5.1)
10
(3.2)
12
(3.8)
10
(3.1)
10
(3.1)
12
(3.7)
14
(4.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
113
(38.9)
83
(28.4)
91
(30.4)
109
(36.4)
98
(32.7)
78
(25.8)
57
(18.5)
76
(24.2)
78
(24.7)
143
(44.8)
137
(42.4)
141
(43.3)
166
(50.6)
150
(45.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
675
(232.5)
814
(278.1)
686
(229.2)
726
(242.5)
667
(222.4)
502
(166.3)
458
(149.0)
517
(164.9)
495
(156.4)
441
(138.0)
520
(161.0)
586
(179.8)
544
(165.8)
543
(164.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,156
(398.2)
1,106
(377.9)
1,104
(368.8)
1,068
(356.7)
755
(251.8)
859
(284.6)
782
(254.4)
780
(248.8)
747
(236.1)
788
(246.7)
774
(239.6)
987
(302.9)
947
(288.7)
979
(295.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,498
(860.5)
2,372
(810.4)
2,227
(744.0)
2,208
(737.5)
2,020
(673.6)
2,068
(685.1)
2,080
(676.5)
2,247
(716.7)
1,978
(625.1)
1,531
(479.3)
1,633
(505.5)
1,977
(606.6)
1,673
(510.0)
1,470
(444.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,157
(2,810)
7,471
(2,552)
7,081
(2,366)
7,230
(2,415)
6,239
(2,081)
6,434
(2,131)
6,278
(2,042)
7,095
(2,263)
6,912
(2,184)
6,794
(2,127)
7,144
(2,211)
7,355
(2,257)
6,629
(2,021)
6,911
(2,088)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,770
(954.2)
2,424
(828.2)
1,846
(616.7)
1,621
(541.4)
1,331
(443.9)
1,461
(484.0)
1,273
(414.1)
1,476
(470.8)
1,718
(542.9)
1,539
(481.8)
1,754
(542.9)
1,934
(593.4)
1,730
(527.4)
1,845
(557.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
208
(71.7)
131
(44.8)
103
(34.4)
125
(41.8)
79
(26.3)
49
(16.2)
49
(15.9)
65
(20.7)
75
(23.7)
88
(27.5)
71
(22.0)
57
(17.5)
73
(22.3)
73
(22.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)436.4414.3370.9377.5319.1305.4281.0307.2294.8291.2303.6335.5314.0312.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 546 registered sex offenders living in Riverside, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Riverside is 595 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Riverside, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Riverside:

283.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Riverside:

285.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Riverside:

290.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Riverside:

248.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Riverside:

244.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Riverside:

227.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Riverside:

241.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Riverside:

228.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Riverside:

257.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Riverside:

279.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Riverside:

348.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Riverside:

337.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Riverside:

363.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Riverside:

361.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Riverside:

300.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Riverside:

337.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Riverside:

368.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Riverside:

276.8
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Riverside:

282.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Riverside:

323.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Riverside:

293.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Riverside:

274.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Riverside:

315.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Riverside:

327.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Riverside:

299.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Riverside:

316.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Riverside:

305.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Riverside:

349.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Riverside:

359.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Riverside:

413.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Riverside:

455.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Riverside:

386.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Riverside:

397.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Riverside:

433.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 522 (370 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 496 (350 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 503 (350 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 515 (368 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 520 (364 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 520 (367 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 520 (366 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 511 (367 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 512 (361 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 537 (370 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 554 (385 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 576 (402 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 565 (389 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 541 (371 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 549 (363 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 522 (356 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Riverside, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 92506.