The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Fresno, CA

The most dangerous and worst Fresno neighborhoods are Edison and Fresno-High for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Worst Neighborhoods In Fresno
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Fresno’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Fresno.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in California thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Fresno. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.

So the question arises, which Fresno neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science to determine which Fresno hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Fresno area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Woodward Park ranks way above the rest.

We examined 12 of Fresno’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Fresno’s reputation.

Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Fresno For 2024

  1. Edison
  2. Fresno-High
  3. Central
  4. Roosevelt
  5. West
  6. Mclane
  7. South Growth Area
  8. Hoover
  9. Southeast Growth Area
  10. Bullard

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Fresno for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Edison looks to be the worst neighborhood in Fresno.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fresno that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Fresno For 2024

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 23,773
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,175
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,787
Median Home Value: $165,716 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $32,395 (2nd worst)
More on Edison:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 56,759
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,084
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,634
Median Home Value: $127,194 (worst)
Median Income: $35,850 (3rd worst)
More on Fresno-High:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 14,713
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 2,270
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,328
Median Home Value: $168,436 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $28,279 (worst)
More on Central:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 123,984
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 652
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,480
Median Home Value: $179,668 (4th worst)
Median Income: $48,271 (4th worst)
More on Roosevelt:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 39,506
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 552
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,039
Median Home Value: $220,748 (7th worst)
Median Income: $62,943 (7th worst)
More on West:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 57,728
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 701
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,063
Median Home Value: $197,767 (5th worst)
Median Income: $49,244 (5th worst)
More on Mclane:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 3,848
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 24
Property Crime Per 100k: 24
Median Home Value: $201,550 (6th worst)
Median Income: $66,411 (8th worst)
More on South Growth Area:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 56,561
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 620
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,384
Median Home Value: $228,950 (8th worst)
Median Income: $56,701 (6th worst)
More on Hoover:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 6,677
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 390
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,806
Median Home Value: $292,050 (10th worst)
Median Income: $69,536 (9th worst)
More on Southeast Growth Area:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 105,413
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 366
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,708
Median Home Value: $290,424 (9th worst)
Median Income: $73,455 (10th worst)
More on Bullard:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Fresno neighborhoods in 2024

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Fresno:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Fresno, California for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criterion into a “Worst Score.”

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Fresno.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2024. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Fresno.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 12 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Fresno

Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Fresno with Edison landing at the bottom of the pack.

The worst neighborhoods in Fresno are Edison, Fresno-High, Central, Roosevelt, West, Mclane, South Growth Area, Hoover, Southeast Growth Area, and Bullard.

As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fresno aren’t all bad. Woodward Park takes the cake as the best place to live in Fresno.

The best neighborhoods in Fresno are Woodward Park, North Growth Area, Bullard, Southeast Growth Area, and Hoover.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Fresno For 2024?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Edison 23,773 $165,716 $32,395
2 Fresno-High 56,759 $127,194 $35,850
3 Central 14,713 $168,436 $28,279
4 Roosevelt 123,984 $179,668 $48,271
5 West 39,506 $220,748 $62,943
6 Mclane 57,728 $197,767 $49,244
7 South Growth Area 3,848 $201,550 $66,411
8 Hoover 56,561 $228,950 $56,701
9 Southeast Growth Area 6,677 $292,050 $69,536
10 Bullard 105,413 $290,424 $73,455
11 North Growth Area 2,295 $392,800 $89,000
12 Woodward Park 58,391 $368,063 $101,961
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.