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Three Western US Cities To Avoid In 2023

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Watch out for these dangerous Western US cities before deciding on your next US trip!

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Los Angeles Ranks First On The List Of Western US Cities To Avoid In 2023

First on the list of western US cities to avoid in 2023 is Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles, despite being known as the entertainment capital of the world, is also listed first among the most dangerous western US cities. Los Angeles has experienced an increase in violent crimes as well as property crimes this year.

According to Southwest Journal , the number one contributor to high violent crime in Los Angeles is gang violence. The city recorded a total of 450 active gang groups. Meanwhile, one of the factors contributing to the increase in property crimes in Los Angeles is the rising rate of homelessness in the city.

The average violent crime rate in Los Angeles is 803.7 per 100k residents. The property crime rate, on the other hand, averages 4,432 per 100k residents. These high crime rates really put Los Angeles, California, first on the list of western US cities to avoid this year.

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San Francisco And Oakland Join Los Angeles On The List of Western US Cities To Avoid This Year

Second on our list of western US cities to avoid in 2023 is San Francisco, California. San Francisco, known for its Golden Gate Bridge and being one of America’s iconic cities, also struggles with high rate of violent and property crimes.

Property Club – San Francisco, California’s crime rate is 111% higher than the national average. One of the most reported cases in the city is property crime related.

Last on our list of western US cities to avoid is Oakland, California. Oakland, despite its economic growth, still struggles with higher crime rates than other western US cities. According to police, Drug trades are the main factor in both violent and property crimes in the city. With this, Oakland’s total crime rate reached 6,000 per 100k residents.

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