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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 14%
Property crime 30%
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 Rafael/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,952n/a (estimate)3,2942,8282,580
Murder2n/a3.44.45.0
Rape32n/a54.039.242.6
Robbery107n/a180.6137.386.2
Assault116n/a195.8266.5246.8
Violent crime257n/a (estimate)434447381
Burglary277n/a467.5416.2376.0
Theft1,050n/a1,772.01,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft368n/a621.1392.4228.9
Property crime1,695n/a (estimate)2,8612,3802,200

Key findings

  • San Rafael crime rates are 28% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Rafael are 14% higher than the national average
  • In San Rafael you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Rafael is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Rafael has increased by 7%

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The San Rafael crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in San Rafael 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 Rafael crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in San Rafael, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for San Rafael are 1.16 times more than the California average and 1.28 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in San Rafael are 1.03 times less than than California and 1.14 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in San Rafael are 1.20 times more than than California and 1.30 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is San Rafael (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in San Rafael in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is San Rafael safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show San Rafael being safer than 25% of cities in California and 21% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to San Rafael. In conclusion, San Rafael ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Rafael

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Rafael is 1 in 231
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Rafael is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Rafael is 1 in 31
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in San Rafael? If you reside in San Rafael, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 231. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in San Rafael, is 1 in 31.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether San Rafael is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in San Rafael has increased by 32% and the rate of property crime in San Rafael has increased by 4%. The total crime rate in San Rafael has increased by 7% year to year.

      San Rafael police department

      ItemSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 78 San Rafael police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.3% less than the California average and 59.2% 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
      Bolinas, CA1,28163334397
      Woodacre, CA1,54263334397
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263334397
      Sleepy Hollow, CA2,27570373443
      Belvedere, CA2,0170515515
      Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA1,53082435517
      Tiburon, CA9,17076837914
      San Rafael, CA58,9484342,8613,294

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Idaho Falls, ID58,9333341,5571,892
      Huntington Park, CA58,9217283,0553,783
      Chapel Hill, NC59,0051741,1471,321
      Royal Oak, MI58,82394810904
      Port Orange, FL58,780392,1762,215
      San Rafael, CA58,9484342,8613,294
      Source: The San Rafael, 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.