7) East Bakersfield, Bakersfield
The Central California city of Bakersfield is known for its many farms—it’s one of the state’s agricultural hubs. The city is also home to a museum that provides in-depth displays about Bakersfield’s history, and it has a flora and fauna museum. If you’re thinking of checking out Bakersfield, be sure to skip the East Bakersfield neighborhood. This area has a 60% higher crime rate than the rest of Bakersfield. There are 8,008 crimes per 100,000 people reported annually, and 769 of these are violent crimes. In comparison, Bakersfield has 5,005 violet crimes per 100,000 people, and only 481 of those are violent crimes. AreaVibes gave East Bakersfield a Livability score of 47, which is in the 2nd percentile and much lower than Bakersfield’s overall score of 60.
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