Riviera Beach, FL Criminal and Public Records

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About Riviera Beach

Riviera Beach is located in Palm Beach County, with a population of 34,005. This makes it the 80th most populous city in Florida. It has an average income of $40,675.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 471 reported major violent crimes (0.013882 per person) and 1,542 reported major property crimes in Riviera Beach (0.045448 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 Riviera Beach.

Crime Rates Compared to Florida

When it comes to major violent crimes, Riviera Beach has 0.013882 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.005581 violent crimes per person statewide.

Riviera Beach has 0.045448 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.033991 per person statewide.


Riviera Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 80th
  • Violent Crimes: 26th (12th per 100k)
  • Murder: 9th (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 36th (47th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 21st (13th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 41st (24th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 56th (52nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 51st (66th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 60th (67th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 26th (11th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,153rd
  • Violent Crimes: 244th (142nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 68th (152nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 171st (840th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 194th (133rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 263rd (299th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 612th (874th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 440th (979th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 637th (1,140th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 328th (260th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 11th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (8th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (11th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 7th (9th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 34,005
  • Households: 11,570
  • Median Income: $40,675
  • Land Area: 8.519 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.683 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Riviera Beach, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 13 10
Rape 17 20
Agg. Assault 276 362
Robbery 92 79
Burglary 392 296
Vehicle Thefts 139 193
Arson 1 0

Violent Crimes in Riviera Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 10
Rape 20
Aggravated Assault 362
Robbery 79

Property Crimes in Riviera Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 296
Larceny 1053
Motor Vehicle Theft 193
Arson 0

Property Crimes in Riviera Beach, FL

Year Property Crimes
2006 3149
2007 2496
2008 2531
2009 2248
2010 1851
2011 1926
2012 1624
2013 974
2014 1556
2015 1542

Arson in Riviera Beach, FL

Year Arson
2006 20
2007 5
2008 8
2009 14
2010 7
2011 4
2012 5
2013 4
2014 1
2015 0

Florida Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Riviera Beach 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 107521 93626
Murder 1149 1041
Rape 14614 12983
Agg. Assault 72895 63895
Robbery 24914 21137
Property Crimes 679446 570270
Burglary 143220 109268
Larceny 493647 420341
Vehicle Thefts 42579 40661
Arson 0 0

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Riviera Beach compares to the rest of Florida 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 Riviera Beach is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Florida or nationwide.


Property Crimes in the state of Florida

Year Property Crimes
2006 721084
2007 746347
2008 758934
2009 712010
2010 669035
2011 671200
2012 632988
2013 607172
2014 679446
2015 570270

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