12. Stockton, California
Stockton is located in the central valley of California and it is one city that is noted for having a high crime rate. The number of total crimes in Stockton were registered as 5,615 per 100,000 with the total state’s crimes being calculated at 3,045 per 100,000. This is quite an increase from the city to the entire state’s average. Violent crimes were calculated at 1,352 per 100,000 people for Stockton, while the state’s average of violent crimes was registered at 373 per 100,000 people. A remarkable difference, which is why Stockton is listed at #12 as one of the most dangerous cities.