The 10 Safest San Francisco, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in San Francisco are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in San Francisco.
Safest Neighborhoods In San Francisco

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in San Francisco are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in San Francisco. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which San Francisco neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in San Francisco in 2021? That would be Inner Sunset. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in San Francisco.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all San Francisco neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around San Francisco that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in San Francisco.

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How We Determined The Safest San Francisco Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in San Francisco.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 34 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In San Francisco." We're lookin' at you, Inner Sunset.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places San Francisco. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In San Francisco For 2021

Inner Sunset San Francisco, CA

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Population: 27,720
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 163
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,115
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