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20 Most Dangerous Cities in California

20 Most Dangerous Cities in California

6. Modesto, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Modesto, CA

Population: 204,631
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.77 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 55.10 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 62.87 per 1,000 residents

Modesto has a crime rate of about 63 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Modesto? One in 16.

7. San Bernardino

Dangerous Cities in California: San Bernardino, CA

Population: 214,987
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.54 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.98 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 62.52 per 1,000 residents

San Bernardino has a crime rate of about 63 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in San Bernardino? One in 16.

8. Merced, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Merced, CA

Population: 80,976
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.00 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 50.77 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.77 per 1,000 residents

Merced has a crime rate of about 61 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Merced? One in 16.

9. El Centro, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: El Centro, CA

Population: 43,643
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 3.80 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 56.76 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.56 per 1,000 residents

El Centro has a crime rate of about 61 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in El Centro? One in 17.

10. Selma, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Selma, CA

Population: 23,753
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 8.76 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.28 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.04 per 1,000 residents

Selma has a crime rate of about 60 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Selma? One in 17.

11. Richmond, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Richmond, CA

Population: 106,357
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.93 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 47.18 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 58.11 per 1,000 residents

Richmond has a crime rate of about 58 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Richmond? One in 17.

12. San Pablo, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: San Pablo, CA

Population: 29,884
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.27 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.82 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 58.09 per 1,000 residents

San Pablo has a crime rate of about 58 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in San Pablo? One in 17.

13. Fresno, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Fresno, CA

Population: 506,011
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.48 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 52.47 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 57.95 per 1,000 residents

Fresno has a crime rate of about 58 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Fresno? One in 17.

14. Vallejo, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Vallejo, CA

Population: 117,912
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.45 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 49.56 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 57.01 per 1,000 residents

Vallejo has a crime rate of about 57 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Vallejo? One in 18.

15. West Hollywood, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: West Hollywood, CA

Population: 34,971
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.67 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 46.95 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 56.62 per 1,000 residents

West Hollywood has a crime rate of about 57 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in West Hollywood? One in 18.

16. San Francisco, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: San Francisco, CA

Population: 820,363
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.16 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.81 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 55.97 per 1,000 residents

San Francisco has a crime rate of about 56 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in San Francisco? One in 18.

17. Redding, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Redding, CA

Population: 90,974
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.75 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.15 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 55.90 per 1,000 residents

Redding has a crime rate of about 56 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Redding? One in 18.

18. Bakersfield, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Bakersfield, CA

Population: 355,696
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.43 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 50.07 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 55.50 per 1,000 residents

Bakersfield has a crime rate of about 56 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Bakersfield? One in 18.

19. Antioch, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Antioch, CA

Population: 105,009
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.17 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 45.30 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 55.47 per 1,000 residents

Antioch has a crime rate of about 55 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Antioch? One in 18.

20. Palm Springs, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Palm Springs, CA

Population: 45,996
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.57 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.53 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 55.09 per 1,000 residents

Palm Springs has a crime rate of about 55 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Palm Springs? One in 18.

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

Only cities with populations of 20,000 or higher were considered in our rankings.

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