Riverside, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About Riverside

Riverside is located in Riverside County, with a population of 322,424. This makes it the 12th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $57,196.00.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 1,441 reported major violent crimes (0.00446 per person) and 10,531 reported major property crimes in Riverside (0.032597 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Riverside.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Riverside has 0.00446 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Riverside has 0.032597 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.


Riverside Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 12th
  • Violent Crimes: 14th (126th per 100k)
  • Murder: 18th (88th per 100k)
  • Rape: 9th (90th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 14th (152nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 13th (68th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 11th (96th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 14th (186th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 11th (88th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 14th (87th per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (102nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 56th
  • Violent Crimes: 89th (1,455th per 100k)
  • Murder: 68th (386th per 100k)
  • Rape: 71st (1,002nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 98th (1,872nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 70th (554th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 73rd (1,908th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 95th (2,293rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 81st (2,225th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 50th (286th per 100k)
  • Arson: 53rd (614th per 100k)

In Riverside County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (11th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (14th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 322,424
  • Households: 91,267
  • Median Income: $57,196.00
  • Land Area: 81.228 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.31 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Riverside, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 12 10
Rape 143 137
Agg. Assault 788 774
Robbery 441 520
Burglary 1531 1633
Vehicle Thefts 1539 1754
Arson 88 71

Violent Crimes in Riverside, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 10
Rape 137
Aggravated Assault 774
Robbery 520

Property Crimes in Riverside, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1633
Larceny 7144
Motor Vehicle Theft 1754
Arson 71

Rape in Riverside, CA

Year Rape
2006 83
2008 109
2009 98
2010 78
2011 57
2012 76
2013 78
2014 143
2015 137

Arson in Riverside, CA

Year Arson
2006 131
2008 125
2009 79
2010 49
2011 49
2012 65
2013 75
2014 88
2015 71

California Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Riverside is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Riverside compares to the rest of California or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Riverside is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of California or nationwide.


Rape in the state of California

Year Rape
2006 9212
2007 9013
2008 8903
2009 8713
2010 8331
2011 7663
2012 7837
2013 17178
2014 19925
2015 22198

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