Bakersfield, CA

5 Most Dangerous Areas in Bakersfield

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About Bakersfield

Bakersfield is a California city located in Kern County. It is the county seat and the county's major city. The city is located between the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley area, covering around 151 square miles. Bakersfield has a population of 347,483 people, making it the 53rd most populated city in the United States and the 9th most populous city in California, according to the 2010 United States Census. The Bakersfield–Delano Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kern County, had a population of 839,631 people according to the 2010 census, making it the 62nd biggest metropolitan area in the United States.

Bakersfield is a major agricultural and energy-producing center. Kern County is California's most prolific oil-producing county and the country's fourth-most productive agricultural county in terms of value.

Like in every other city there are some very safe and beautiful places where you could have a great life, but for sure there are also some not-so-amazing corners in Bakersfield. In this article, we focus on the latter and for this, we did extensive research as well as compare multiple sources that we linked below so that you can check them yourself.

Here are the five most dangerous areas in Bakersfield according to the research from areavibes.

#1 Lakeview, Bakersfield, CA Crime

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Lakeview has 394 percent higher crime rates than the national average.

Lakeview has 416 percent more violent crimes than the national average.

You have a 1 in 9 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lakeview.

Lakeview is safer than less than 1% of California communities.

Bakersfield has seen a 1% decline in crime year over year.

Source: https://www.areavibes.com/bakersfield-ca/lakeview/crime/

#2 East Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA Crime

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The crime rate in East Bakersfield is 230 percent greater than the national average.

East Bakersfield has a violent crime rate that is 275 percent greater than the national average.

You have a 1 in 13 probability of becoming a victim of crime in East Bakersfield.

East Bakersfield is safer than only 7% of California communities.

Bakersfield has seen a 1% decline in crime year over year.

Source: https://www.areavibes.com/bakersfield-ca/east+bakersfield/crime/

#3 Rio Bravo, Bakersfield, CA Crime

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Rio Bravo has 416 percent higher crime rates than the national average.

Rio Bravo has 268 percent more violent crimes than the national average.

You have a 1 in 8 risk of becoming a victim of crime in Rio Bravo.

Rio Bravo is safer than only 5% of California communities.

Bakersfield has seen a 1% decline in crime year over year.

Source: https://www.areavibes.com/bakersfield-ca/rio+bravo/crime/

#4 Southgate, Bakersfield, CA Crime

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Southgate has a 97 percent higher crime rate than the national average.

Southgate has a violent crime rate that is 154 percent higher than the national average.

You have a 1 in 21 risk of becoming a victim of crime in Southgate.

Southgate is safer than 19 percent of California cities.

Bakersfield has seen a 1% decline in crime year over year.

Source: https://www.areavibes.com/bakersfield-ca/southgate/crime/

#5 Amberton, Bakersfield, CA Crime

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Amberton has a 220 percent higher crime rate than the national average.

Amberton's violent crime rate is 120 percent greater than the national average.

You have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Amberton.

Amberton is safer than 16 percent of California cities.

Bakersfield has seen a 1% decline in crime year over year.

Source: https://www.areavibes.com/bakersfield-ca/amberton/crime/

Let me know in the comments what you think about these areas and if you know any other unsafe areas in the city.

Source: https://www.areavibes.com/bakersfield-ca/most-dangerous-neighborhoods/

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