San Francisco, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
54,713
Total Crimes
6,175.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
149.33%
Above National Average
450 out of 461
In California
9,585 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in San Francisco, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in San Francisco is 6,175.2 per 100,000 people. That's 149.33% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 122.74% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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San Francisco SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
4

How Does San Francisco Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
San Francisco
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 54,713 6,175.2 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 40 4.5 4.3 5.0
Robbery 3,055 344.8 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,514 283.7 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 5,933 669.6 441.2 366.7
Burglary 4,644 524.1 386.1 340.5
Larceny 39,887 4,501.9 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 4,249 479.6 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 48,780 5,505.6 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In San Francisco

5,933.0
Violent Crimes
669.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
82.61%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 149.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in San Francisco each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in San Francisco is 669.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 82.61% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 51.77% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In San Francisco

48,780.0
Property Crimes
5,505.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
160.94%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in San Francisco each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in San Francisco is 5,505.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 160.94% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 136.17% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

San Francisco Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around San Francisco

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
San Mateo, CA 106,020 2,483 2,342.0 2,091.1 250.9
San Bruno, CA 43,297 1,277 2,949.4 2,630.7 318.7
Belmont, CA 27,272 437 1,602.4 1,437.4 165.0
Piedmont, CA 11,307 241 2,131.4 2,007.6 123.8
Kensington, CA 5,407 53 980.2 887.7 92.5
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