Review of Stockton, California


Absolutely horrible place to raise a family
Star Rating - 2/12/2020
I have lived in Stockton for most my adult life. It is a HORRIBLE place to raise your kids. The crime is so bad that people don't walk around the neighborhoods. The town is over run with homeless people, gang members, and drug dealers. I am counting the days till we move out of this town.
SARAH | Stockton, CA
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I too have lived all my life. It is not as horrible as dramatically people write. I am raising my kids here. Yes, Stockton has taken a slight turn from the way I grew up in the 90's but it's mostly due to the social and economic stress brought up from people from outside seeking affordable housing- dating back since 2000. Is it safe? We walk our small dog in the Northside by what is considered a high crime area. Not saying that crime does not exist- crime occurs when crooks see an opportunity. Every city has its gang members, drug dealers and homeless- Manteca, Lodi, Tracy, Lathrop, French Camp...all do. But notice that when such a crime occurs in their city- Stockton will still get blamed. I hope you moved to a "safer" city.
Edmond | Stockton, CA | Report Abuse
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