Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Hollister, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Hollister, CA has been ranked safer than 49% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Hollister, CA is safer than 38% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Hollister, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Hollister, CA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.