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Total crime 141%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 152%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Francisco/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime55,358n/a (estimate)6,2252,8282,580
Murder46n/a5.24.45.0
Rape354n/a39.839.242.6
Robbery3,165n/a355.9137.386.2
Assault2,579n/a290.0266.5246.8
Violent crime6,144n/a (estimate)691447381
Burglary5,322n/a598.5416.2376.0
Theft39,675n/a4,461.51,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft4,217n/a474.2392.4228.9
Property crime49,214n/a (estimate)5,5342,3802,200

Key findings

  • San Francisco crime rates are 141% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Francisco are 82% higher than the national average
  • In San Francisco you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Francisco is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Francisco has increased by 1%

San Francisco crime map

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The San Francisco crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in San Francisco as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The San Francisco crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare San Francisco, CA Crime

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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, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for San Francisco are 2.20 times more than the California average and 2.41 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in San Francisco are 1.54 times more than than California and 1.82 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in San Francisco are 2.32 times more than than California and 2.52 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is San Francisco (higher is better)

      Is San Francisco safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in San Francisco to other cities in the state and across the country, San Francisco is 5% safer than other cities of California and 5% safer than other cities in the nation. San Francisco has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      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 145
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Francisco is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Francisco is 1 in 17
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In San Francisco, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 145. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 19 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 is 1 in 17.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for San Francisco is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in San Francisco has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 3% in San Francisco, while property crimes in San Francisco have increased by 2%. Total crime has increased by 1% year over year.

      San Francisco police department

      ItemSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,59951,506558,732
      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 2.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Belvedere, CA2,0170515515
      Orinda, CA18,93645549594
      Tiburon, CA9,17076837914
      Strawberry, CA5,689145774919
      Kentfield, CA6,907145774919
      Kensington, CA5,60237889926
      Corte Madera, CA9,694157835992
      San Francisco, CA850,2826915,5346,225

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
      Jacksonville, FL856,6165963,3343,930
      Columbus, OH837,0384953,5304,025
      Fort Worth, TX815,9305012,8463,347
      Charlotte, NC808,8346693,7464,414
      San Francisco, CA850,2826915,5346,225
      Source: The San Francisco, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.