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Think Your Small Town is Safe? Think Again!

Most Dangerous Cities in California

 

1. Emeryville


Emeryville is the number one most dangerous city in California. Emeryville has a population of 12,104 people and has a total crime rate of 18,192 crimes per 100,000 people. Emeryville is not a safe place to live, according to the crime rates reported by the police officials. Emeryville has the highest violent crime rate in California.



2. Oakland


Oakland, California, ranks as the second most dangerous city. It is located southwest of the Bay Area in Northern California. Residents in Oakland have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of either violent crime or property crime. The violent crime rate in Oakland is 1,274 violent crimes per 100,000 people, which is 235 percent higher than the national average.


 


3. Commerce


Commerce is the third most dangerous city in California. Commerce has a city population of 12,808. It is located just south of Los Angeles in Southern California. Those living in Commerce have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. 


 

4. Red Bluff

Red Bluff is a Northern California town located between Redding and Chico. The town has a population of 14,283 people, yet it has an overall crime rate of 6,427 crimes per 100,000 people. Residents have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of either violent crime or property crime. The violent crime rate in Red Bluff is 1,155 violent crimes per 100,000 people. There is a 1 in 87 chance of experiencing violent crime while living in Red Bluff. 



5. Barstow


Barstow is a town of 23,973 found North of San Bernardino. According to AreaVibes, the crime rate in Barstow is 123 percent higher than the national average. When asked in a poll, "How do you rate the amount of crime in Barstow?" over 65 percent responded, "Awful. Crime is rampant in this area." The second poll question asked by AreaVibes was, "Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Barstow?" Over 64 percent responded, "Not safe at all. I never walk alone at night." The violent crime rate in Barstow is 211 percent higher than the national average. The violent crime rate in Barstow is 1,183 violent crimes per 100,000 people. There is a 1 in 84 chance that residents of Barstow will become a victim of violent crime.


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