10. Modesto, California
Modesto’s economy is based largely on the agricultural industry, as fertile farmland surrounds the city. Modesto is also home to the largest winery in the world, E & J Gallo Winery, which employs over 3,000 workers. However, unemployment rate was 10.9% as of August 2014 and nearly 19% of the city’s population is living below the poverty line. Both violent crimes and property crimes are higher in Modesto than in the rest of California. Modesto ranks number one in the country for car theft. There are also reported to be between 5,000-10,000 gang members operating in Modesto, which is a sizable percentage in this population of 200K.