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Bakersfield ranked at the bottom of the list for safest cities

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 21:02:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a study revealed that Bakersfield falls at the bottom of the list for safest cities in California.

The study was completed to highlight the cities that have the least amount of violent and non-violent crimes per population. Out of 265 cities, Bakersfield ranked 257th. Making a jump from that, McFarland ranked 56th and Tehachapi ranked safest in Kern County at 44th.

The study found that California has violent crime rates that are over the national average, but property crime rates fall well below the national average.