The 10 Safest Riverside, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Riverside are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Riverside.
Safest Neighborhoods In Riverside
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Riverside are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Riverside. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Riverside neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Riverside in 2021? That would be Orangecrest. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Riverside.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Riverside neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Riverside that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Riverside.

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How We Determined The Safest Riverside Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Riverside.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 28 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Riverside." We're lookin' at you, Orangecrest.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Riverside. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Riverside For 2021

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Population: 18,304
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,063
More on Orangecrest: Homes For Sale | Data

Alessandro Heights Riverside, CA

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Population: 3,412
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 182
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,175
More on Alessandro Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,610
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,175
More on Hawarden Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 9,762
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 285
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,154
More on Victoria: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,548
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 301
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,456
More on Airport: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 23,378
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 351
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,446
More on Arlanza: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,172
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 306
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,584
More on Presidential Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Canyon Crest Riverside, CA

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Population: 16,329
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 184
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,007
More on Canyon Crest: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 11,211
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 410
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,462
More on La Sierra Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

Mission Grove Riverside, CA

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Population: 10,116
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 313
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,025
More on Mission Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Riverside

Looking at the data, you can tell that Orangecrest is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most California residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Riverside For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Orangecrest 1,250
2 Alessandro Heights 1,367
3 Hawarden Hills 1,357
4 Victoria 1,439
5 Airport 1,757
6 Arlanza 1,807
7 Presidential Park 1,890
8 Canyon Crest 2,151
9 La Sierra Acres 1,892
10 Mission Grove 2,338
11 Ramona 2,169
12 Wood Streets 2,190
13 Canyon Springs 2,965
14 Arlington Heights 3,247
15 La Sierra Hills 3,423
16 Grand 3,103
17 La Sierra 3,134
18 Sycamore Canyon Park 3,152
19 University 3,250
20 Magnolia Center 3,276
21 Casablanca 3,922
22 Arlington 3,517
23 La Sierra South 11,631
24 Northside 3,984
25 Arlington South 3,966
26 Hunter Industrial Park 4,246
27 Eastside 4,758
28 Downtown 12,101

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