Total crime 265%
Violent crime 159%
Property crime 284%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleSan Francisco/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime54,7139,076 (estimate)6,1752,7722,489
Violent crime5,933984 (estimate)670441379
Vehicle theft4,249n/a479.6358.8219.9
Property crime48,7808,092 (estimate)5,5062,3312,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 265% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 159% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 11% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in San Francisco has decreased by 1%

Downtown crime map

  • Lower crime
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Downtown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Downtown 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 Downtown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Downtown

See all the best places to live around Downtown

Compare San Francisco, CA Crime

      How would you rate the amount of crime in Downtown?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Downtown?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Downtown poll results

      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Downtown (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 13
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 12

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

      San Francisco police department

      ItemDowntownSan FranciscoCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,59951,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.23.6

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      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, CA2,01747710757
      Tiburon, CA9,1700898898
      Strawberry, CA5,689143758901
      Kentfield, CA6,907143758901
      Corte Madera, CA9,694155818973
      Kensington, CA5,60292888980
      San Anselmo, CA12,6231688881,056
      San Francisco, CA850,2826705,5066,175

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
      Jacksonville, FL856,6166473,3093,957
      Columbus, OH837,0385033,3083,811
      Fort Worth, TX815,9304442,6883,133
      Charlotte, NC808,8347393,9264,665
      San Francisco, CA850,2826705,5066,175
      Source: The Downtown, 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.