11 California Cities Make 2021 ‘Most Dangerous in America’ List

Last week, the Globe reported on the most dangerous cities in California. “Most interesting is the FBI graph below showing how crime in California dropped, then started to rise again after 2014 – the year Proposition 47 passed, and then Proposition 57 in 2016,” reported the globe.

FBI Violent Crimes. (Photo: FBI.gov)

According to a January 2021 report from Roadsnacks.net, California’s crime numbers also catapulted the state into the top 20 most dangerous states in America; and sadly, the state is home to nine – yes, nine – of the most dangerous cities in the country.

Roadsnacks.net also reported the nation’s 100 most dangerous cities — 11 of those cities are in California out of 100, based on FBI statistics on violent crime per capita and property crime per capita. There are a surprising number of San Francisco Bay Area cities on this list:

Ranked #5: Oakland, CA

#19: San Bernardino, CA

#21: Stockton, California

#34: San Francisco, California

#36: Vallejo, California

#37: Richmond, CA

#64: Berkeley, CA

#65: Modesto, California

#82: Bakersfield, CA

#87: Sacramento, CA

#98: Rialto, California

Ahead of Oakland were St. Louis, MO, Springfield, MO, Memphis, TN and Little Rock, AR.

In Sacramento, which ranks 87th among the 100 most dangerous cities in the United States, the total crime rate is 3,809.2 per 100,000 population. That’s 53.80% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 37.40% higher than California’s total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people, according to the most recent data. from the FBI.

The Globe reported in April on the Sacramento Police Department chief’s monthly report on the latest statistics: shooting casualties, shooting reports, arrests and gun seizures, and more. The staggering number of victims shot in Sacramento increased by 333.33%.

The March 2021 report clearly shows that violent crime continues to increase, compared to the same period last year:

2021 – Number of victims killed: 65 (333.33% increase)

2021 – Shooting reports: 186 (121.4% increase)

Our officers continue to encounter and seize numerous firearms:

2021 – Arrests for possession of firearms: 302 (86.4% increase)

2021 – Number of reports of firearms seized: 309 (83.9% increase)

2021 – Total number of firearms seized: 422 (61.1% increase)

The category “Assaulting and/or resisting a police officer” is of disturbing interest. In just one month, in March 2021, there were 53 incidents of assaulting and/or resisting a police officer assault and/or incidents of resisting a police officer. In 2020, there were 199 attacks and/or resistance to a police officer. Since the beginning of 2021 ending in March, there have already been 169 assaults and/or incidents of resisting a police officer.

It is the incident itself that can and has led to deadly consequences for the police and the person they apprehended – and these are only increasing.

Here are some other reports from California cities:

Surprisingly, the total crime rate in Berkeley is 5,598.3 per 100,000 people, 126.04% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 101.93% higher than the total crime rate of the California by 2,772.4 per 100,000 people, according to the most recent FBI data.

Oakland, California crime statistics. (Photo: screenshot, homesnacks.com)

The total crime rate in Oakland is 7,692.4 per 100,000 people, which is 210.59% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 177.46% higher than the crime rate California’s total of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people, according to the most recent FBI data.

In San Francisco, the total crime rate is 6,175.2 per 100,000 people, 149.33% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 122.74% higher than the California’s total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people, according to the most recent FBI data.

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Bernard P. Love