California, like New York, had gotten crime under control using broken windows policing and prisons. Then the Democrats went pro-crime. And California went to hell. Now of the top 10 most dangerous neighborhoods in America, most are in California.
(Disclaimer. These numbers come from a particular app, rather than the FBI or a proper national measurement.)
Predicted violent crime rate: 347 crimes per 1,000 residents
That’s quite a number.
“This block group in downtown Los Angeles has been predicted to be the most dangerous in the U.S.,” says de Bonviller. “In these few blocks, 55% of the households surveyed by the 5-Year American Community Survey (ACS) were living with less than $10,000 a year between 2014 and 2018, earning less than 99.8% of all U.S. block groups. The median household income is around $9,175 per year. 83% of the residents were male (a factor often associated with higher crime rates), and about 80% of the population aged 16+ were not in the labor force—which is higher than 99% of U.S. block groups.”
You can guess the makeup and voting habits here. But you don’t need to be in a poor neighborhood, because the crime will come to you.
Take this area in San Francisco.
“This block group crossed by Highway 80, located downtown San Francisco, comes fourth in our ranking,” says de Bonviller. “In spite of a high median household income of $158,958 per year —which is more than 97% of U.S. block groups—it is considered as a high risk because of high violent crime count and violent crime rate. Some associated factors include a high percentage of males in the area (61%), and a relatively low median age (lower than 77% of the U.S. block groups), and a high number of households earning less than $10,000 a year in the neighboring block groups (more than in 98.4% of the U.S.). This block group is also characterized by a high predicted property crime rate.”
Property crime really means that the crime is coming from outside the area.
Portland finishes in 9th place. And Kansas City scores two places. The rest of the entries though are all California. No wonder people are getting out.