From Rap Dictionary
Richmond is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. It is in the East Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The city of Richmond has in recent years suffered from a high crime rate, so serious that the mayor at one point requested a declaration of a state of emergency and asked for the intervention of the Contra Costa County Sheriff and the California Highway Patrol in order to stop crime waves. Murder, vehicle theft and larceny rates are all high, although they tend to be concentrated in certain areas such as the Iron Triangle and areas surrounding the unincorporated district called North Richmond, which is outside the jurisdiction of the City and the Police Department.
Richmond is statistically the most dangerous city in California, surpassing Compton in 2004. For every 100,000 people there were 38.3 murders, 50.4 rapes, 485.8 robberies, 512 assaults, 1110.7 burglaries, 3497.4 counts of larceny and 2471.4 thefts of vehicles.
In 2006 José Santos Bonilla, the regional leader of the Mara Salvatrucha (better known as the MS-13), was arrested in Richmond by local police in conjunction with the FBI in a raid on a local residence where he was staying.
Richmond is also home to the West County Detention Center in the Point Pinole area. It is a large male and female county prison.