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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Disclaimer: The data referenced above is entirely based on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Table 8 2012 Uniform Crime Report. These numbers should not be used for any legal purpose and are meant to be solely informative. For the most accurate understanding of the crime rates for the cities listed above, Home Security Shield recommends readers research further on their own.