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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 17%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth San Francisco/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,715n/a (estimate)2,5122,5812,346
Murder1n/a1.55.66.5
Rape15n/a22.034.238.4
Robbery58n/a85.0113.673.9
Assault81n/a118.7288.7279.7
Violent crime155n/a (estimate)227442388
Burglary157n/a230.0369.7314.2
Theft1,155n/a1,692.11,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft248n/a363.3427.6246.0
Property crime1,560n/a (estimate)2,2852,1391,958

Key findings

  • South San Francisco crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South San Francisco are 41% lower than the national average
  • In South San Francisco you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South San Francisco is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South San Francisco has increased by 4%

South San Francisco crime map

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

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in South San Francisco on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in South San Francisco (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.03 times less than the state average and 1.07 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in South San Francisco on a daily basis are 1.95 times less than than California average and 1.71 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in South San Francisco are 1.07 times more than the daily state average and 1.17 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is South San Francisco (higher is better)

      How safe is South San Francisco, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that South San Francisco is safer than 56% of the cities in California and 39% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than South San Francisco. Overall, South San Francisco is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South San Francisco

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South San Francisco is 1 in 441
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South San Francisco is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South San Francisco is 1 in 40
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in South San Francisco? In South San Francisco, CA you have a 1 in 441 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime in South San Francisco.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco has decreased by 7% and the rate of property crime in South San Francisco has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in South San Francisco has increased by 4% year to year.

      South San Francisco police department

      ItemSouth San FranciscoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 109 South San Francisco police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.6% less than the California average and 48.4% 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
      Montara, CA2,89569336405
      Moss Beach, CA3,70684407492
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115556670
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115556670
      El Granada, CA6,132144696839
      Moraga, CA16,97783795878
      Hillsborough, CA11,31252865917
      South San Francisco, CA66,5872272,2852,512

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Camarillo, CA66,630751,1601,235
      Palo Alto, CA66,6491242,9503,074
      Portland, ME66,6491951,7261,921
      Woodbury, MN66,699962,0542,150
      Oshkosh, WI66,7132791,8472,126
      South San Francisco, CA66,5872272,2852,512
      Source: The South San Francisco, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.