## Top 10 Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in California

The following cities represent the incorporated municipalities in California with the highest crime rates and lowest crime rates. They only include cities with a population of at least 50,000.

The following locations are the most dangerous cities in California:

- Stockton
- San Bernardino
- Oakland
- Compton
- Richmond
- Lancaster
- Vallejo
- Modesto
- Victorville
- Huntington Park

Lancaster, Victorville, and Huntington Park were not in the top 10 for the previous year, so their crime rates have increased while the rates in other cities have decreased.

The following California cities are the safest:

- Aliso Viejo
- Yorba Linda
- Irvine
- Laguna Niguel
- Murrieta
- Mission Viejo
- Thousand Oaks
- San Ramon
- Lake Forest
- Camarillo

Many of these cities are new to the top 10 safest list.

- Top 10 Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in California
**Where Does Violent Crime Data Come From?**- How to Determine the Violent Crime Rate in a City
- Factors that Affect the Violent Crime Rate
- Crime Statistics for the 100 Most Dangerous Cities in California
- Have You Been Charged with a Violent Crime?

## Where Does Violent Crime Data Come From?

The violent crime data in this article has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). The FBI issues information annually that reports violent crime in every city in California. Violent crimes include murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The most recent violent crime data available for California is from 2019 Crime in the United States Data Table 8.

- Top 10 Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in California
- Where Does Violent Crime Data Come From?
**How to Determine the Violent Crime Rate in a City**- Factors that Affect the Violent Crime Rate
- Crime Statistics for the 100 Most Dangerous Cities in California
- Have You Been Charged with a Violent Crime?

## How to Determine the Violent Crime Rate in a City

The most dangerous cities in California have been determined according to violent crime rate. The violent crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported violent crimes by the total population and then multiplying the result by 100,000. This provides the total number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

Crime rate is different than crime volume, which is the total number of crimes that occur in a city. Comparing the total number of crimes in each city is not as meaningful because each city has a different population. A city with millions of people will almost always have more crime than a city with only a couple of thousand people in its population.

In order to maintain consistency, crime rates in this article are compared per 100,000 residents. This allows a more uniform comparison of violent crime rates.

- Top 10 Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in California
- Where Does Violent Crime Data Come From?
- How to Determine the Violent Crime Rate in a City
**Factors that Affect the Violent Crime Rate**- Crime Statistics for the 100 Most Dangerous Cities in California
- Have You Been Charged with a Violent Crime?

## Factors that Affect the Violent Crime Rate

There are many factors that result in more violent crimes in an area. The statistics from the FBI do not analyze these factors. They only report the population of each city and numbers of reported violent crimes. Each city in California is unique. Some of the factors that affect volume and type of crime include the following:

- Population density and degree of urbanization
- Variations in composition of the population, particularly youth concentration
- Stability of the population with respect to residents; mobility, commuting patterns, and transient factors
- Economic conditions, including median income, poverty level, and job availability
- Modes of transportation and highway systems
- Cultural factors and educational, recreational, and religious characteristics
- Family conditions with respect to divorce and family cohesiveness
- Climate
- Effective strength of law enforcement agencies
- Administration and investigative emphasis on law enforcement
- Policies of other components of the criminal justice system (i.e., prosecutorial, judicial, correctional, and probational)
- Citizens’ attitudes toward crime
- Crime reporting practices of the citizenry

- Top 10 Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in California
- Where Does Violent Crime Data Come From?
- How to Determine the Violent Crime Rate in a City
- Factors that Affect the Violent Crime Rate
**Crime Statistics for the 100 Most Dangerous Cities in California**- Have You Been Charged with a Violent Crime?

## Crime Statistics for the 100 Most Dangerous Cities in California

There are more than 480 incorporated municipalities in California; however, only 181 of them have a population of over 50,000 residents. The following discusses statistics in the 100 cities with the highest violent crime rates. The most dangerous city is listed first.

#### 1. Stockton

Stockton has a population of 313,604 and there were 4,380 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate in Stockton is 1,397 per 100,000 people. There are approximately 34 murders, 181 rapes, 1,158 robberies, and 3,007 aggravated assaults annually in Stockton.

#### 2. San Bernardino

The population in San Bernardino is 216,715, and there were 2,858 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 1,318 per 100,000 people. There are around 46 murders, 140 rapes, 906 robberies, and 1,766 aggravated assaults annually in San Bernardino.

#### 3. Oakland

Oakland’s population is 434,036 and there were 5,520 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 1,271 per 100,000 people. There are approximately 78 murders, 372 rapes, 2,859 robberies, and 2,211 aggravated assaults annually in Oakland.

#### 4. Compton

The population in Compton is 96,638. There were 1,104 reported violent crimes in the city. The violent crime rate is 1,142 per 100,000 people. There are around 18 murders, 40 rapes, 427 robberies, and 619 aggravated assaults in Compton per year.

#### 5. Richmond

There are 110,988 people in Richmond. There were 1,034 reported violent crimes in the city. The violent crime rate is 931. There are approximately 16 murders, 36 rapes, 307 robberies, and 675 aggravated assaults annually in Richmond.

#### 6. Lancaster

The population of Lancaster is 159,335 and there were 1,359 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 853. There are about 7 murders, 114 rapes, 374 robberies, and 864 aggravated assaults annually in Lancaster.

#### 7. Vallejo

There are 122,657 people in Vallejo and 1,037 violent crimes were reported. The violent crime rate is 845. There are approximately 12 murders, 138 rapes, 336 robberies, and 551 aggravated assaults annually in Vallejo.

#### 8. Modesto

The population of Modesto is 216,542 and there were 1,758 violent crimes reported in the city. The violent crime rate is 812 per 100,000 people. There are approximately 13 murders, 94 rapes, 399 robberies, and 1,252 aggravated assaults in Modesto annually.

#### 9. Victorville

Victorville has a population of 123,089 and there were 988 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 803. There are approximately 5 murders, 45 rapes, 255 robberies, and 683 aggravated assaults annually in Victorville.

#### 10. Huntington Park

Huntington Park has a population of 58,181 and there were 458 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 787. There are around 3 murders, 31 rapes, 249 robberies, and 175 aggravated assaults annually in Huntington Park.

#### 11. Los Angeles

As the largest city in California, Los Angeles has a population of over 4 million – 4,015,546 to be exact. There were 29,400 reported violent crimes in the city. The violent crime rate in Los Angeles is 732 per 100,000 people. There are approximately 258 murders, 2,274 rapes, 9,652 robberies, and 17,216 aggravated assaults per year in Los Angeles.

#### 12. Hawthorne

The population of Hawthorne is 87,305 and there were 636 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 728. There are approximately 3 murders, 34 rapes, 190 robberies, and 409 aggravated assaults annually in Hawthorne.

#### 13. Santa Monica

There are 91,621 people in Santa Monica. There were 664 violent crimes reported in the city. The violent crime rate is 725. There are about 3 murders, 40 rapes, 247 robberies, and 374 aggravated assaults per year in Santa Monica.

#### 14. San Francisco

The population of San Francisco is 886,007 and there were 5,933 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 670. There are approximately 40 murders, 324 rapes, 3,055 robberies, and 2,514 aggravated assaults annually in San Francisco.

#### 15. South Gate

There are 94,445 people in South Gate and there were 622 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 659. There are approximately 4 murders, 21 rapes, 179 robberies, and 418 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 16. Highland

The population of Highland is 55,686 and there were 362 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 650. There are around 7 murders, 19 rapes, 90 robberies, and 246 aggravated assaults per year in Highland.

#### 17. Merced

There are 83,854 residents in Merced and there were 540 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 644. There are approximately 5 murders, 34 rapes, 103 robberies, and 398 aggravated assaults per year in Merced.

#### 18. Lynwood

The population of Lynwood is 70,619 and there were 454 violent crimes reported. The city’s violent crime rate is 643. There are approximately 1 murder, 21 rapes, 218 robberies, and 214 aggravated assaults annually in Lynwood.

#### 19. Paramount

There are 54,422 people in Paramount and there were 347 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 638. There are around 4 murders, 16 rapes, 151 robberies, and 176 aggravated assaults per year in Paramount.

#### 20. Sacramento

The population of Sacramento is 513,934 and there were 3,223 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 627. There are approximately 34 murders, 127 rapes, 1,039 robberies, and 2,023 aggravated assaults annually in Sacramento.

#### 21. Pomona

There are 152,776 people in Pomona and there were 940 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 615. There are around 12 murders, 101 rapes, 342 robberies, and 485 aggravated assaults per year in Pomona.

#### 22. Inglewood

The population of Inglewood is 109,398 and there were 671 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 613. There are approximately 2 murders, 51 rapes, 358 robberies, and 260 aggravated assaults annually in Inglewood.

#### 23. Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s population is 73,637 and there were 446 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 606. There are around 7 murders, 41 rapes, 157 robberies, and 241 aggravated assaults per year in Pittsburg.

#### 24. Watsonville

The population of Watsonville is 54,261 and there were 328 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 604. There are approximately 1 murder, 37 robberies, 53 robberies, and 237 aggravated assaults annually in Watsonville.

#### 25. Santa Cruz

There are 65,263 residents in Santa Cruz. There were 389 reported violent crimes in the city. The violent crime rate is 596. There were no murders reported. There are close to 29 rapes, 88 robberies, and 272 aggravated assaults per year in Santa Cruz.

#### 26. National City

The population of National City is 61,791 and there were 364 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 589. There were no murders reported. There are approximately 26 rapes, 130 robberies, and 208 aggravated assaults annually in National City.

#### 27. Chico

There are 95,826 people in Chico and there were 557 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 581. There were no murders reported. There are approximately 100 rapes, 104 robberies, and 353 aggravated assaults per year in Chico.

#### 28. Antioch

Antioch’s population is 112,641 and there were 648 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 575. There are approximately 12 murders, 55 rapes, 238 robberies, and 343 aggravated assaults annually in Antioch.

#### 29. Turlock

The population in Turlock is 74,120 and there were 426 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 575. There are approximately 1 murder, 29 rapes, 138 robberies, and 258 aggravated assaults per year in Turlock.

#### 30. Rialto

Rialto’s population is 103,965 and 595 violent crimes were reported. The violent crime rate in Rialto is 572. There are approximately 8 murders, 65 rapes, 185 robberies, and 337 aggravated assaults annually in Rialto.

#### 31. Indio

The population in Indio is 92,803 and there were 530 violent crimes reported. The crime rate is 571. There are approximately 1 murder, 45 rapes, 118 robberies, and 366 aggravated assaults annually in Indio.

#### 32. Gardena

The population of Gardena is 59,833 and there were 324 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 542. There are approximately 3 murders, 20 rapes, 131 robberies, and 170 aggravated assaults annually in Gardena.

#### 33. El Cajon

There are 103,686 residents in El Cajon. There were 552 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate in El Cajon is 532. There are around 3 murders, 38 rapes, 201 robberies, and 310 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 34. Long Beach

The population in Long Beach is 467,974 and there were 2,369 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 506. There are approximately 34 murders, 249 rapes, 958 robberies, and 1,128 aggravated assaults each year in the city.

#### 35. Riverside

There are 333,260 people in Riverside and 1,686 violent crimes were reported in the city. The violent crime rate is 506. There are approximately 17 murders, 139 rapes, 476 robberies, and 1,054 aggravated assaults annually in Riverside.

#### 36. Madera

The population in Madera is 66,250 and there were 334 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate in Madera is 504. There are around 2 murders, 32 rapes, 77 robberies, and 223 aggravated assaults per year in the city.

#### 37. Berkeley

The population in Berkeley is 122,788 and there were 618 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 503. No murders were reported. There are approximately 74 rapes, 369 robberies, and 175 aggravated assaults annually in Berkeley.

#### 38. San Leandro

San Leandro’s population is 90,297 and there were 454 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 503. There were no reported murders. There are around 18 rapes, 283 robberies, and 153 aggravated assaults per year in San Leandro.

#### 39. Salinas

The population in Salinas is 156,943 and there were 782 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 498. There are approximately 8 murders, 66 rapes, 241 robberies, and 467 aggravated assaults annually in Salinas.

#### 40. Carson

There are 91,947 residents in Carson and there were 444 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 483. There are around 5 murders, 31 rapes, 122 robberies, and 286 aggravated assaults per year in the city.

#### 41. Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa has 177,884 residents. There were 857 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 482. There are approximately 3 murders, 146 rapes, 126 robberies, and 582 aggravated assaults annually in Santa Rosa.

#### 42. Hesperia

The population in Hesperia is 95,915 and there were 462 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 482. There are around 8 murders, 35 rapes, 111 robberies, and 308 aggravated assaults per year in Hesperia.

#### 43. Apple Valley

There is a population of 74,051 in Apple Valley and there were 339 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 458. There are approximately 4 murders, 19 rapes, 68 robberies, and 248 aggravated assaults annually in Apple Valley.

#### 44. Bakersfield

The population in Bakersfield is 388,080 and there were 1,766 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 455. There are approximately 34 murders, 116 rapes, 701 robberies, and 915 aggravated assaults annually in Bakersfield.

#### 45. Hanford

Hanford has a population of 57,232 and there were 257 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 449. There were no reported murders. There are approximately 18 rapes, 40 robberies, and 199 aggravated assaults per year in Hanford.

#### 46. San Jose

The population of San Jose is 1,040,008. There were 4,559 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 438. There are approximately 32 murders, 671 rapes, 1,339 robberies, and 2,517 aggravated assaults annually in San Jose.

#### 47. Santa Barbara

There are 91,717 residents in Santa Barbara and there were 400 reported violent crimes in the city. The violent crime rate is 436. There are around 2 murders, 72 rapes, 82 robberies, and 244 aggravated assaults per year in Santa Barbara.

#### 48. Santa Ana

The population of Santa Ana is 333,663 and there were 1,453 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 435. There are approximately 13 murders, 207 rapes, 472 robberies, and 761 aggravated assaults annually in Santa Ana.

#### 49. Visalia

Visalia has a population of 134,961 and there were 586 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 434. There are around 4 murders, 111 rapes, 159 robberies, and 312 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 50. Pasadena

Pasadena has a population of 141,913 and there were 613 violent crimes reported in the city. The violent crime rate is 432. There are approximately 4 murders, 46 rapes, 147 robberies, and 416 aggravated assaults annually in Pasadena.

#### 51. Bellflower

The population of Bellflower is 77,196 and there were 327 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 424. There are approximately 1 murder, 29 rapes, 107 robberies, and 190 aggravated assaults per year in Bellflower.

#### 52. Palmdale

Palmdale has a population of 157,138 and there were 658 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 419. There are around 8 murders, 55 rapes, 194 robberies, and 401 aggravated assaults annually in Palmdale.

#### 53. Gilroy

The population of Gilroy is 60,106 and there were 251 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 418. There are around 5 murders, 37 rapes, 69 robberies, and 140 aggravated assaults annually in Gilroy.

#### 54. Concord

There are 130,615 residents in Concord and there were 541 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 414. There are approximately 2 murders, 67 rapes, 234 robberies, and 238 aggravated assaults per year in the city.

#### 55. Norwalk

The population of Norwalk is 105,067 and there were 432 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 411. There are around 5 murders, 21 rapes, 138 robberies, and 268 aggravated assaults annually in Norwalk.

#### 56. Ventura

The population of Ventura is 111,596. There were 458 violent crimes reported in the city. The violent crime rate is 410. There are approximately 3 murders, 56 rapes, 106 robberies, and 293 aggravated assaults annually in Ventura.

#### 57. Oceanside

The population of Oceanside is 177,129 and there were 712 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 402. There are around 4 murders, 97 rapes, 163 robberies, and 448 aggravated assaults per year in Oceanside.

#### 58. Moreno Valley

Moreno Valley has a population of 210,979 and there were 847 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 401. There are approximately 15 murders, 19 rapes, 290 robberies, and 523 aggravated assaults per year in Moreno Valley.

#### 59. Tulare

Tulare’s population is 65,134 and there were 261 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 401. There are approximately 4 murders, 27 rapes, 69 robberies, and 161 aggravated assaults annually in Tulare.

#### 60. Hemet

The population in Hemet is 86,082 and there were 343 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 398. There are approximately 5 murders, 23 rapes, 121 robberies, and 194 aggravated assaults in the city annually.

#### 61. San Rafael

The population of San Rafael is 58,819 and there were 230 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 391. No murders were reported. There are approximately 23 rapes, 87 robberies, and 120 aggravated assaults in San Rafael annually.

#### 62. Colton

There are 55,059 residents in Colton and there were 215 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 390. There are approximately 1 murder, 9 rapes, 103 robberies, and 102 aggravated assaults annually in Colton.

#### 63. West Sacramento

West Sacramento has a population of 54,372 and there were 212 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 390. There are approximately 1 murder, 34 rapes, 79 robberies, and 98 aggravated assaults annually in West Sacramento.

#### 64. Delano

There are 53,002 residents in Delano and there were 205 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 387. There are approximately 8 murders, 8 rapes, 33 robberies, and 156 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 65. Upland

Upland has a population of 77,398 and there were 298 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 385. There are around 3 murders, 20 rapes, 107 robberies, and 168 aggravated assaults annually in Upland.

#### 66. Fairfield

The population of Fairfield is 118,383 and there were 442 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 373. There are around 5 murders, 48 rapes, 162 robberies, and 227 aggravated assaults per year in Fairfield.

#### 67. Pico Rivera

The population of Pico Rivera is 62,880 and there were 234 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 372. There are approximately 3 murders, 16 rapes, 67 robberies, and 148 aggravated assaults annually in Pico Rivera.

#### 68. Placentia

There are 51,756 residents in Placentia and there were 192 reported violent crimes. The violent crime rate is 371. No murders were reported. There are approximately 13 rapes, 28 robberies, and 151 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 69. Yucaipa

The population of Yucaipa is 53,964 and there were 200 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 371. There are approximately 3 murders, 14 rapes, 31 robberies, and 152 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 70. Union City

The population of Union City is 75,202 and there were 277 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 368. There are approximately 2 murders, 8 rapes, 79 robberies, and 188 aggravated assaults in the city annually.

#### 71. Woodland

Woodland has a population of 61,176 and there were 224 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 366. There are approximately 3 murders, 18 rapes, 44 robberies, and 159 aggravated assaults per year in Woodland.

#### 72. San Diego

San Diego has a population of 1,441,737. It is the safest city on the top 100 most dangerous list with more than 1 million residents. There were 5,215 violent crimes reported in San Diego. The violent crime rate is 362 per 100,000 people. There are approximately 50 murders, 561 rapes, 1,346 robberies, and 3,258 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 73. Ontario

The city of Ontario has a population of 183,322 and there were 659 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 359. There are approximately 10 murders, 85 rapes, 223 robberies, and 341 aggravated assaults per year in Ontario.

#### 74. Yuba City

Yuba City has a population of 67,164 and there were 241 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 359. There are around 3 murders, 28 rapes, 52 robberies, and 158 aggravated assaults annually in Yuba City.

#### 75. Redlands

The population of Redlands is 71,941 and there were 257 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 357. There are approximately 1 murder, 40 rapes, 70 robberies, and 146 aggravated assaults per year in Redlands.

#### 76. Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights has a population of 88,496 and there were 313 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 354. There are around 1 murder, 46 rapes, 76 robberies, and 190 aggravated assaults annually in Citrus Heights.

#### 77. Chino

Chino has a population of 93,348 and there were 329 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 352. There are around 3 murders, 35 rapes, 96 robberies, and 195 aggravated assaults per year in Chino.

#### 78. Napa

The population in Napa is 79,526 and there were 280 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 352. There are approximately 1 murder, 66 rapes, 55 robberies, and 158 aggravated assaults per year in Napa.

#### 79. Lodi

Lodi has a population of 67,612 and there were 237 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 351. There are around 3 murders, 16 rapes, 88 robberies, and 130 aggravated assaults annually in Lodi.

#### 80. Escondido

The population in Escondido is 153,215 and there were 536 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 350. There are approximately 4 murders, 51 rapes, 143 robberies, and 338 aggravated assaults per year in Escondido.

#### 81. Vista

There are 102,227 residents in Visa and there were 354 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 346. There are approximately 2 murders, 38 rapes, 93 robberies, and 221 aggravated assaults in the city annually.

#### 82. Oxnard

The population of Oxnard is 211,349 and there were 724 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 343. There are around 13 murders, 62 rapes, 275 robberies, and 374 aggravated assaults in Oxnard annually.

#### 83. Fontana

There are 215,883 residents in Fontana and there were 739 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 342. There are approximately 6 murders, 83 rapes, 206 robberies, and 444 aggravated assaults annually in Fontana.

#### 84. Hayward

The population of Hayward is 161,588 and there were 552 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 342. There are around 5 murders, 54 rapes, 275 robberies, and 218 aggravated assaults in Hayward annually.

#### 85. Chula Vista

Chula Vista has a population of 275,230 and there were 904 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 328. There are approximately 3 murders, 61 rapes, 265 robberies, and 575 aggravated assaults annually in Chula Vista.

#### 86. Vacaville

The population of Vacaville is 101,147 and there were 331 violent crimes reported in the city. The violent crime rate is 327. There are around 3 murders, 47 rapes, 80 robberies, and 201 aggravated assaults per year in Vacaville.

#### 87. Perris

There are 80,500 residents in Perris and there were 262 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 325. There are approximately 4 murders, 6 rapes, 97 robberies, and 155 aggravated assaults per year in Perris.

#### 88. Rosemead

The population of Rosemead is 54,489 and there were 175 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 321. There are around 1 murder, 11 rapes, 74 robberies, and 89 aggravated assaults per year in Rosemead.

#### 89. Porterville

There are 60,209 residents in Porterville and there were 192 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 319. There are approximately 2 murders, 7 rapes, 47 robberies, and 136 aggravated assaults annually in Porterville.

#### 90. Anaheim

The population of Anaheim is 353,915 and there were 1,120 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 316. There are around 8 murders, 141 rapes, 396 robberies, and 575 aggravated assaults per year in Anaheim.

#### 91. Downey

There are 112,330 residents in Downey and there were 352 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 313. There are approximately 4 murders, 30 rapes, 151 robberies, and 167 aggravated assaults per year in Downey.

#### 92. Petaluma

The population of Petaluma is 62,425 and there were 190 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 304. There are around 3 murders, 22 rapes, 28 robberies, and 137 aggravated assaults per year in Petaluma.

#### 93. Buena Park

There are 82,627 residents in Buena Park and there were 246 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 298. There are approximately 1 murder, 15 rapes, 91 robberies, and 139 aggravated assaults annually in Buena Park.

#### 94. Glendora

The population in Glendora is 52,211 and there were 155 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 297. There are around 1 murder, 21 rapes, 38 robberies, and 95 aggravated assaults annually in Glendora.

#### 95. Rancho Cordova

The population of Rancho Cordova is 75,869 and there were 225 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 297. There are approximately 5 murders, 12 rapes, 56 robberies, and 152 aggravated assaults per year in Rancho Cordova.

#### 96. Garden Grove

There are 172,832 residents in Garden Grove and there were 505 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 292. There are around 6 murders, 54 rapes, 185 robberies, and 260 aggravated assaults annually in Garden Grove.

#### 97. La Mesa

The population of La Mesa is 59,865 and there were 174 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 291. There are approximately 1 murder, 22 rapes, 76 robberies, and 75 aggravated assaults per year in La Mesa.

#### 98. Jurupa Valley

There were 110,111 residents in Jurupa Valley and there were 317 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 288. There are around 6 murders, 7 rapes, 86 robberies, and 218 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

#### 99. Azusa

The population of Azusa is 50,405 and there were 144 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 286. There are approximately 5 murders, 17 rapes, 46 robberies, and 76 aggravated assaults per year in Azusa.

#### 100. Westminster

The population of Westminster is 91,086 and there were 259 violent crimes reported. The violent crime rate is 284. No murders were reported. There are approximately 19 rapes, 122 robberies, and 118 aggravated assaults annually in the city.

- Top 10 Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in California
- Where Does Violent Crime Data Come From?
- How to Determine the Violent Crime Rate in a City
- Factors that Affect the Violent Crime Rate
- Crime Statistics for the 100 Most Dangerous Cities in California
**Have You Been Charged with a Violent Crime?**

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