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Riverside County, California Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Riverside County, California. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Riverside County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Riverside County, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 653,453 total crimes reported in Riverside County, California (79,295 of them violent). Of the 65,345 crimes that transpire each year in Riverside County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Riverside County, California every 8 minutes. This includes 848 murders, 4,420 rapes, and close to four hundred and twenty-three thousand thefts (including 99,848 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Riverside County, California for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Riverside County has climbed by 41 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 13 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Riverside County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over ninety thousand for Riverside County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Riverside County, California (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Riverside County, California (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Riverside County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Riverside County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.