The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Riverside For 2023

The most dangerous and worst Riverside neighborhoods are Hunter Industrial Park and University for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

Worst Neighborhoods In Riverside
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Riverside’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Riverside.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in California thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Riverside. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.

So the question arises, which Riverside neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science to determine which Riverside hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Riverside area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Orangecrest ranks way above the rest.

We examined 28 of Riverside’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Riverside’s reputation.

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Riverside for 2023? According to the most recent census data, Hunter Industrial Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Riverside.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Riverside that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Riverside For 2023

Population: 5,609
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 716
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,493
Median Home Value: $253,300 (worst)
Median Income: $50,537 (2nd worst)

More on Hunter Industrial Park:  Data

Population: 21,680
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 470
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,782
Median Home Value: $322,612 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $45,533 (worst)

More on University:  Data

Population: 15,833
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,197
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,491
Median Home Value: $341,364 (9th worst)
Median Income: $63,206 (6th worst)

More on Eastside:  Data

Population: 10,100
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,851
Property Crime Per 100k: 10,223
Median Home Value: $358,871 (13th worst)
Median Income: $62,962 (4th worst)

More on Downtown:  Data

Population: 4,348
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 336
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,621
Median Home Value: $342,360 (10th worst)
Median Income: $65,430 (7th worst)

More on Casablanca:  Data

Population: 2,099
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 383
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,562
Median Home Value: $382,567 (17th worst)
Median Income: $83,572 (17th worst)

More on Canyon Springs:  Data

Population: 10,768
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 551
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,971
Median Home Value: $327,450 (4th worst)
Median Income: $56,786 (3rd worst)

More on Arlington:  Data

Population: 9,866
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 538
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,431
Median Home Value: $331,840 (6th worst)
Median Income: $86,623 (18th worst)

More on Northside:  Data

Population: 15,220
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 657
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,602
Median Home Value: $338,820 (7th worst)
Median Income: $70,559 (10th worst)

More on Magnolia Center:  Data

Population: 309
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 408
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,732
Median Home Value: $426,600 (22nd worst)
Median Income: $108,158 (23rd worst)

More on Sycamore Canyon Park:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Riverside neighborhoods in 2023

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Riverside:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Riverside, California for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criterion into a “Worst Score.”

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Riverside.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Riverside.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 28 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Riverside

Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Riverside with Hunter Industrial Park landing at the bottom of the pack.

As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Riverside aren’t all bad. Orangecrest takes the cake as the best place to live in Riverside.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Riverside For 2023?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Hunter Industrial Park 5,609 $253,300 $50,537
2 University 21,680 $322,612 $45,533
3 Eastside 15,833 $341,364 $63,206
4 Downtown 10,100 $358,871 $62,962
5 Casablanca 4,348 $342,360 $65,430
6 Canyon Springs 2,099 $382,567 $83,572
7 Arlington 10,768 $327,450 $56,786
8 Northside 9,866 $331,840 $86,623
9 Magnolia Center 15,220 $338,820 $70,559
10 Sycamore Canyon Park 309 $426,600 $108,158
11 La Sierra Hills 5,672 $402,800 $89,633
12 Grand 6,151 $378,125 $74,059
13 La Sierra 39,681 $329,070 $69,816
14 Arlanza 24,689 $321,487 $63,132
15 La Sierra Acres 12,761 $360,457 $75,718
16 Arlington South 4,846 $405,400 $71,204
17 La Sierra South 14,828 $344,817 $93,569
18 Ramona 28,966 $340,321 $67,567
19 Airport 10,352 $353,125 $74,504
20 Mission Grove 9,682 $426,025 $111,908
21 Arlington Heights 5,060 $440,933 $93,451
22 Wood Streets 7,159 $401,700 $78,981
23 Hawarden Hills 2,134 $562,050 $147,254
24 Presidential Park 5,547 $365,620 $71,377
25 Canyon Crest 16,782 $475,387 $96,145
26 Alessandro Heights 3,739 $716,300 $153,425
27 Victoria 9,567 $440,117 $110,172
28 Orangecrest 22,794 $478,844 $120,340
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.