"Homeless population" Santa Cruz Warnings Or Dangers Tip by kristen05
Santa Cruz Warnings and Dangers: 11 reviews and 10 photos
Don't let yourself get too freaked out by the large homeless population in Santa Cruz. You'll find them predominately on Pacific (the downtown area) and by the river. I lived in Santa Cruz for 4 years and would often go to Pacific at night by myself and other than being asked for money, I didn't have any problems. Although they're not normally violent (from my experience) don't go down by the San Lorenzo River or San Lorenzo Park (at least, I think that's what it's called) after dark since there is a large homeless population that lives there. Use common sense and you'll be fine.