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San Francisco County, California Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for San Francisco County, California. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how San Francisco County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for San Francisco County, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 383,583 total crimes reported in San Francisco County, California (56,271 of them violent). Of the 42,620 crimes that occur a year in San Francisco County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in San Francisco County, California every 12 minutes. This includes 728 murders, 1,616 rapes, and nearly two hundred and seventy-three thousand thefts (including 59,260 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in San Francisco County, California (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in San Francisco County, California for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in San Francisco County decreased by 1 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 3 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 9 years in San Francisco County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to forty-two thousand for San Francisco County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends San Francisco County, California (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like San Francisco County, California (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

San Francisco County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for San Francisco County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.