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Crime rate in San Francisco, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in San Francisco, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in San Francisco, CA

The 2018 crime rate in San Francisco, CA was 465 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.4% of U.S. cities. The 2018 San Francisco crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 46 - a decrease of 10 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years San Francisco has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous San Francisco, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
San Francisco:

465.3
Daly City:

149.8
Broadmoor:

271.6
Brisbane:

156.9
Colma:

1,656.2
South San Francisco:

188.1
Sausalito:

147.8
Belvedere:

28.1
Tiburon:

55.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in San Francisco by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
96
(12.8)
86
(11.5)
100
(13.6)
98
(12.3)
45
(5.6)
48
(5.9)
50
(6.1)
69
(8.4)
48
(5.8)
45
(5.3)
53
(6.1)
57
(6.5)
56
(6.4)
46
(5.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
172
(23.0)
154
(20.6)
125
(17.0)
166
(20.8)
179
(22.1)
133
(16.2)
131
(16.1)
108
(13.2)
161
(19.3)
355
(41.8)
344
(39.8)
342
(39.3)
367
(41.6)
354
(39.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,078
(410.9)
3,858
(517.1)
3,771
(513.9)
4,108
(514.7)
3,423
(422.7)
3,180
(388.5)
3,088
(379.0)
3,484
(424.7)
4,202
(503.9)
3,224
(379.2)
3,610
(417.9)
3,175
(364.5)
3,220
(365.4)
3,165
(355.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,639
(352.3)
2,435
(326.4)
2,418
(329.5)
2,372
(297.2)
2,310
(285.3)
2,386
(291.5)
2,105
(258.4)
2,116
(257.9)
2,653
(318.2)
3,137
(368.9)
2,703
(312.9)
2,616
(300.3)
2,658
(301.6)
2,579
(290.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6,208
(828.6)
6,465
(866.5)
5,079
(692.2)
5,401
(676.7)
5,197
(641.8)
4,557
(556.7)
4,408
(541.1)
5,317
(648.1)
5,931
(711.3)
5,237
(615.9)
5,186
(600.4)
4,978
(571.4)
4,935
(560.0)
5,322
(598.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19,887
(2,655)
23,891
(3,202)
23,474
(3,199)
25,142
(3,150)
24,399
(3,013)
23,905
(2,920)
24,304
(2,983)
28,242
(3,443)
36,527
(4,380)
33,730
(3,967)
40,918
(4,737)
36,991
(4,246)
44,587
(5,059)
39,675
(4,461)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8,174
(1,091)
6,636
(889.4)
5,903
(804.4)
5,758
(721.4)
4,913
(606.7)
3,903
(476.8)
4,174
(512.3)
5,339
(650.8)
5,866
(703.5)
6,126
(720.5)
6,915
(800.5)
5,433
(623.7)
4,834
(548.5)
4,217
(474.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
188
(25.1)
226
(30.3)
232
(31.6)
235
(29.4)
198
(24.5)
156
(19.1)
161
(19.8)
207
(25.2)
227
(27.2)
241
(28.3)
272
(31.5)
255
(29.3)
303
(34.4)
288
(32.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)489.2519.9501.7486.1426.7393.5388.7441.5523.1490.9527.6473.6501.4465.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 793 registered sex offenders living in San Francisco, California as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in San Francisco is 1,098 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in San Francisco, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
San Francisco:

373.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
San Francisco:

387.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
San Francisco:

384.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
San Francisco:

417.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
San Francisco:

426.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
San Francisco:

441.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
San Francisco:

371.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
San Francisco:

347.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
San Francisco:

367.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
San Francisco:

387.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
San Francisco:

451.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
San Francisco:

466.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
San Francisco:

465.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
San Francisco:

430.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
San Francisco:

303.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
San Francisco:

297.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
San Francisco:

300.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
San Francisco:

413.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
San Francisco:

447.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
San Francisco:

420.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
San Francisco:

477.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
San Francisco:

429.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
San Francisco:

466.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
San Francisco:

399.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
San Francisco:

334.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
San Francisco:

328.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
San Francisco:

370.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
San Francisco:

401.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
San Francisco:

419.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
San Francisco:

466.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
San Francisco:

462.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
San Francisco:

345.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
San Francisco:

336.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
San Francisco:

310.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2,913 (2,306 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,935 (2,332 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,892 (2,296 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,711 (2,236 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,588 (2,137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,577 (2,150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,599 (2,173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,650 (2,210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2,629 (2,250 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,853 (2,367 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2,773 (2,391 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,679 (2,337 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,541 (2,202 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,553 (2,193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,528 (2,161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,585 (2,209 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in San Francisco, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94127, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94158.