The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Riverside For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first 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 2020? 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 2020

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 2020

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,304
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 152
Property Crime Per 100k: 933
More on Orangecrest: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Orangecrest comes in at 152 and the property crime per capita is 933 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 9,762
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 249
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,013
More on Victoria: Homes For Sale | Data

Victoria Avenue is a divided scenic road in Riverside, California, that cuts through an area referred to as the greenbelt. Originally developed in 1892 to connect the Arlington Heights area to downtown Riverside, the road became a popular tourist attraction because of the many trees and exotic plants used to landscape the route. Beyond the landscaping, the road was surrounded by navel orange groves, the crop that spurred Riverside’s growth. Many of the groves still exist today.

The violent crime per 100K people in Victoria comes in at 249 and the property crime per capita is 1,013 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,610
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 204
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,223
More on Hawarden Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hawarden Hills comes in at 204 and the property crime per capita is 1,223 for 2020.

Alessandro Heights Riverside, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,412
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 204
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,223
More on Alessandro Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Alessandro is an unincorporated community in Riverside County, California. Alessandro is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 9 miles east of Riverside. It lies at an elevation of 1535 feet.

The violent crime per 100K people in Alessandro Heights comes in at 204 and the property crime per capita is 1,223 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,548
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 264
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,278
More on Airport: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Airport comes in at 264 and the property crime per capita is 1,278 for 2020.

Canyon Crest Riverside, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,329
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 149
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,762
More on Canyon Crest: Homes For Sale | Data

Canyon Crest is one of the largest and most diverse neighborhoods of Riverside.

The violent crime per 100K people in Canyon Crest comes in at 149 and the property crime per capita is 1,762 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,378
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 327
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,269
More on Arlanza: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Arlanza comes in at 327 and the property crime per capita is 1,269 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,172
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 269
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,390
More on Presidential Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Presidential Park comes in at 269 and the property crime per capita is 1,390 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,211
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 372
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,283
More on La Sierra Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in La Sierra Acres comes in at 372 and the property crime per capita is 1,283 for 2020.

Mission Grove Riverside, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,116
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 275
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,777
More on Mission Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mission Grove comes in at 275 and the property crime per capita is 1,777 for 2020.

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 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Orangecrest 1,085
2 Victoria 1,262
3 Hawarden Hills 1,427
4 Alessandro Heights 1,427
5 Airport 1,542
6 Canyon Crest 1,911
7 Arlanza 1,596
8 Presidential Park 1,659
9 La Sierra Acres 1,655
10 Mission Grove 2,052
11 Ramona 1,927
12 Wood Streets 1,945
13 Arlington Heights 2,842
14 La Sierra Hills 3,030
15 Grand 2,741
16 La Sierra 2,750
17 University 2,878
18 Magnolia Center 2,915
19 Casablanca 3,463
20 Arlington 3,123
21 Arlington South 3,492
22 Northside 3,506
23 Sycamore Canyon Park 3,551
24 La Sierra South 10,238
25 Canyon Springs 3,587
26 Hunter Industrial Park 3,742
27 Eastside 4,234
28 Downtown 10,702

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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