When you think about Sacramento, what comes to mind?
Pop-cultural allusions may eclipse Sacramento to other places, but that doesn't mean residents shouldn't be worried.
Sacramento, according to practically every resident, has the potential to be either a gorgeous tourist destination or the city of your worst nightmares. What you get out of it is entirely dependent on where you go.
If you're planning a brief vacation to Sacramento, it's important to know which areas to avoid.
So, here are the top 3 dangerous neighborhoods to avoid in Sacramento.
1) Parker Homes
Given the generally high rates of risk in and around Sacramento, you might be wondering how much worse it can go. You're not the only one who feels this way.
However, according to Areavibes' most current data, Parker Homes is Sacramento's most unsafe area. The violent crime rate in this modest housing complex is 1,146 percent higher than the national average.
Even in Compton's harsher neighborhoods, you won't find a neighborhood with similar scores. To put things in perspective, you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in this neighborhood.
Cases of violent crime: 4,758
Cases of property crime: 2,215
Chance of becoming a victim: 1 in 15 chance
2) Point West
Del Paso Park is ranked second on this list because its crime rate is 283 percent greater than that of a normal Sacramento neighborhood. And, to be honest, that statistic makes it appear better than the raw facts.
The rate of violent crime in this area is 4.5 times higher than the national average, while property crime is nearly twice as high. Locals who have the misfortune of residing in Del Paso Park frequently learn the hard way that they must be aware of others.
According to a recent survey, an average Del Paso Park resident has a 1 in 11 probability of becoming a victim of crime. A violent crime victim has a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim, which is far higher than anyone should be ready to accept.
Gang involvement is a big problem at Del Paso Park. Brawls that occur at surrounding nightlife places are also prohibited.
If you decide to visit this region, make sure you don't irritate anyone.
Cases of violent crime: 2,112
Cases of property crime: 7,428
Chance of becoming a victim: 1 in 11 chance
Midtown, located in the center of Sacramento, is one of the city's most well-known tourist destinations.
While many people identify this neighborhood with luxury cuisine, artisan breweries, and LGBTQ bars, residents know that it isn't as spotless as it appears. To be honest, crime in Midtown is out of control.
The violent crime rate in this neighborhood of Sacramento is 382 percent higher than the national average. Many individuals point the finger at gang activity, homelessness, drug addiction, and a lethargic police force.
However, a significant chunk of it can be attributed to the region's high poverty rates.
Cases of violent crime: 2,064
Cases of property crime: 9,942
Chance of becoming a victim: 1 in 9 chance
Do you feel safe in the above regions of Sacramento? Or do you make every effort to avoid them?
Let me know what you think in the comments below.