8) West Side, Long Beach
The city of Long Beach is famous for its beautiful beaches. It’s also known for being the home of Knott’s Berry Farm. Many visitors choose to stay near this theme park or along the beach. If you are planning a visit to Long Beach, be sure to avoid staying in the West Side neighborhood. This neighborhood has a 35% higher crime rate than the rest of the city. There are 4,882 crimes per 100,000 people reported annually, and 804 of those are violent crimes. Long Beach as a whole reports 3,583 crimes per 100,000 people annually, and 597 of those are violent crimes. Long Beach has a low Livability ranking of 46, and AreaVibes also gave it F ratings for its education, amenities, cost of living, and employment rate.
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