Reported Annual Crime In San Francisco

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Francisco/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime59,729n/a (estimate)6,9153,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Francisco/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder53n/a6.14.84.9
Rape344n/a39.832.738.6
Robbery3,610n/a417.9135.0101.9
Assault2,703n/a312.9253.8237.8
Violent crime6,710n/a (estimate)777426373
Burglary5,186n/a600.4504.3491.4
Theft40,918n/a4,737.11,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft6,915n/a800.5436.8220.2
Property crime53,019n/a (estimate)6,1382,6182,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in San Francisco, CA. The total number of reported crimes in San Francisco, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall San Francisco, CA crime rate is 127% higher than the California average and is 142% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, San Francisco, CA has a violent crime rate that is 82% higher than the California average and 108% higher than the national average. For property crime, San Francisco, CA is 134% higher than the California average and 147% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in San Francisco is 142% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.94 daily crimes that occur in San Francisco.
  • San Francisco is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In San Francisco you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in San Francisco has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In San Francisco (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in San Francisco, CA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for California and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for San Francisco, CA are 2.27 times more than the California average and 2.42 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in San Francisco, CA are 1.82 times more than than California and 2.08 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in San Francisco, CA are 2.34 times more than than California and 2.47 times more than the national average.

How Safe is San Francisco (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in San Francisco, CA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in San Francisco, CA to other cities in the state and across the country, San Francisco, CA is 5% safer than other cities of California and 6% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in California cities and all around the United States, San Francisco, CA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing San Francisco, CA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Francisco

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Francisco is 1 in 129
The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Francisco is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in San Francisco is 1 in 15
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in San Francisco, CA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In San Francisco, CA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 129. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 17 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in San Francisco, CA is 1 in 15.

Year Over Year Crime In San Francisco (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for San Francisco, CA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in San Francisco, CA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 2% in San Francisco, CA, while property crimes in San Francisco, CA have increased by 16%. Crimes in total for San Francisco, CA have increased by 13% year over year.

San Francisco police department

ItemSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,59951,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.63.3
There are a total of 2,599 San Francisco police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.3% less than the California average and 3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tiburon, CA9,10097840937
Foster City, CA31,80960907967
Strawberry, CA5,684139851990
Kentfield, CA6,667139851990
Corte Madera, CA9,4781499191,068
San Francisco, CA829,0727776,1386,915

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Indianapolis, IN835,0971,2884,7916,079
Jacksonville, FL837,5336483,6734,321
Columbus, OH811,9435463,9344,481
Austin, TX864,2183733,7714,143
Fort Worth, TX778,5735253,5864,111
San Francisco, CA829,0727776,1386,915
Source: The San Francisco, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.