Sacramento on FBI List of California’s Most Violent Cities

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California State Capitol No Stranger to Incidents Like that at Capitol HillSACRAMENTO –

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released its rankings of the most violent cities in California, with Sacramento being featured on the list.

According to the FBI’s preliminary Uniform Crime Report for 2012, Sacramento comes in at No. 7 on the list of California’s 10 most violent cities (of at least 100,000 population) list. The list, which shows violent crime rates—including murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery—includes eight Northern California cities, all of which are in the top eight.

Oakland tops the list, with Stockton coming in second. Rounding out the top five are Richmond, Antioch and Modesto. Vallejo ranks just above Sacramento, with San Francisco right behind. The final two spots are occupied by Southern California cities Inglewood and Santa Maria at nine and ten, respectively.

The least violent Northern California city, according to the list, is Sunnyvale, which is the sixth least violent. Irvine rounds out the list as the least violent city in California.

Crime rate is calculated as the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents in the city. The population figures were taken from data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Ruben Dominguez filed this report.

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