For the purposes of this ranking only cities over 5,000 in population were taken into account, which means that only 416 cities in California were considered. The criteria that was looked at included the violent crimes per capita and the property crimes per capita.
After analyzing that, the result was the following Top 20 Most Dangerous Cities In California:
Violent Crimes Per 100k:777
Property Crimes Per 100k: 4,081
Clearlake is a city in Lake County. It ranks on the list of the most dangerous cities in the state of California given the high numbers of violent and property crimes in the area. The per capita income for the city is $12,538. And right about 28.6% of the population and 23.5% of families are below the poverty line.