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Crime rate in San Rafael, 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 Rafael, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in San Rafael, CA

The 2020 crime rate in San Rafael, CA is 295 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.1% U.S. cities. The 2020 San Rafael crime rate rose by 13% compared to 2019. In the last 5 years San Rafael has seen decreasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous San Rafael, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
San Rafael:

294.6
Ross:

64.4
Fairfax:

115.0
Mill Valley:

112.2
Tiburon:

53.0
Novato:

173.9
Belvedere:

44.6
Sausalito:

181.4
San Pablo:

319.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in San Rafael by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.6)
1
(1.8)
3
(5.2)
2
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
28
(50.0)
13
(23.4)
14
(25.2)
34
(58.9)
20
(34.3)
14
(23.8)
26
(44.3)
20
(33.7)
27
(45.3)
28
(47.1)
21
(35.5)
32
(54.0)
23
(39.1)
26
(44.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
80
(142.9)
78
(140.3)
77
(138.6)
82
(142.1)
65
(111.3)
84
(142.7)
77
(131.1)
55
(92.8)
85
(142.6)
111
(186.8)
89
(150.5)
107
(180.6)
87
(147.9)
67
(114.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
172
(307.2)
109
(196.1)
112
(201.6)
117
(202.7)
113
(193.5)
93
(158.0)
103
(175.4)
118
(199.0)
124
(208.1)
110
(185.1)
84
(142.0)
116
(195.8)
120
(204.0)
136
(232.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
340
(607.3)
297
(534.3)
333
(599.5)
312
(540.6)
309
(529.2)
360
(611.7)
366
(623.2)
287
(484.0)
267
(448.0)
255
(429.0)
271
(458.2)
277
(467.5)
299
(508.3)
260
(444.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,103
(1,970)
1,002
(1,803)
1,086
(1,955)
1,030
(1,785)
1,011
(1,731)
1,132
(1,923)
1,114
(1,897)
1,132
(1,909)
1,268
(2,128)
1,186
(1,995)
1,091
(1,845)
1,050
(1,772)
1,173
(1,994)
1,152
(1,969)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
320
(571.6)
274
(492.9)
286
(514.9)
261
(452.2)
153
(262.0)
293
(497.8)
332
(565.3)
245
(413.2)
352
(590.6)
272
(457.6)
265
(448.1)
368
(621.1)
214
(363.8)
500
(854.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
17
(30.4)
15
(27.0)
8
(14.4)
12
(20.8)
13
(22.3)
19
(32.3)
19
(32.4)
17
(28.7)
10
(16.8)
12
(20.2)
19
(32.1)
16
(27.0)
13
(22.1)
27
(46.1)
City-Data.com crime index311.4256.1267.0286.1233.6253.0274.6237.9284.4277.2243.7296.6260.9294.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 36 registered sex offenders living in San Rafael, California as of March 03, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in San Rafael is 1,646 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2020
San Rafael:

217.9
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
San Rafael:

215.1
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
San Rafael:

248.9
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
San Rafael:

181.8
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
San Rafael:

233.0
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
San Rafael:

220.6
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
San Rafael:

179.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
San Rafael:

197.5
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
San Rafael:

174.2
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
San Rafael:

193.5
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
San Rafael:

241.7
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
San Rafael:

198.9
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
San Rafael:

198.8
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
San Rafael:

275.1
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
San Rafael:

230.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
San Rafael:

148.3
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
San Rafael:

161.6
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
San Rafael:

169.8
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
San Rafael:

315.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
San Rafael:

256.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
San Rafael:

275.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
San Rafael:

251.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
San Rafael:

254.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
San Rafael:

284.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
San Rafael:

254.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
San Rafael:

304.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
San Rafael:

293.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
San Rafael:

231.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
San Rafael:

265.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
San Rafael:

294.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
San Rafael:

270.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
San Rafael:

305.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
San Rafael:

320.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
San Rafael:

303.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
San Rafael:

269.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
San Rafael:

283.6
U.S. Average:

334.1
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 2021, including police officers: 83 (63 officers - 52 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 89 (64 officers - 51 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 82 (60 officers - 50 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 87 (63 officers - 53 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 88 (66 officers - 58 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 86 (65 officers - 56 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 86 (63 officers - 54 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 83 (63 officers - 54 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 84 (62 officers - 53 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 78 (58 officers - 51 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 81 (61 officers - 55 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 86 (65 officers - 59 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 96 (69 officers - 63 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 97 (73 officers - 67 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
California average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 102 (73 officers - 68 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 96 (69 officers - 62 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 98 (72 officers - 65 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 96 (72 officers - 64 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 107 (79 officers - 70 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 94964.