How safe is San Francisco, CA?

San Francisco's violent crime rate is higher than the national rate, but the property crime rate is slightly lower. 

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.2 /10

How we calculate this.


San Francisco has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
San Francisco, CA

476.6

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to San Francisco
Chicago, IL

326.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

369.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

593.0

Higher than average crime
San Francisco, CA

2199.8

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to San Francisco
Chicago, IL

1979.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1357.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

1481.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.