Modesto, California With a population of approximately 201, 165 and the eighteenth largest city in the state of California, Modesto has an extremely high crime rate. In fact, it's 102% higher than the national average and is only safer than 3% of cities in the United States. Modesto has a high crime rate and is not considered safe enough. The main problems here are related to the theft of things, thefts, attacks, car thefts.
Importantly, when comparing Modesto to other communities with a similar population, Modesto's crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is well above average.