|Level of crime||68.46||High|
|Crime increasing in the past 3 years||76.36||High|
|Worries home broken and things stolen||52.74||Moderate|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||56.08||Moderate|
|Worries car stolen||55.27||Moderate|
|Worries things from car stolen||77.76||High|
|Worries being insulted||64.49||High|
|Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion||35.08||Low|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||78.55||High|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||75.87||High|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||57.92||Moderate|
|Problem corruption and bribery||47.24||Moderate|
|Safety walking alone during daylight||64.77||High|
|Safety walking alone during night||34.40||Low|
Last update: March 2023
These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.
If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.
|Crime in Oakland, California||10.67 miles|
|Crime in Piedmont, California||12.31 miles|
|Crime in Berkeley, California||13.02 miles|
|Crime in Alameda, California||15.02 miles|
|Crime in San Rafael, California||18.32 miles|
|Crime in San Mateo, California||21.47 miles|
|Crime in Belmont, California||24.19 miles|
|Crime in Walnut Creek, California||24.48 miles|
|Crime in Redwood City, California||26.16 miles|
|Crime in Hayward, California||26.70 miles|
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San Francisco Firefighter since 1993
The City has changed considerably over the last 10 years. Narcotic usage in the open (street) is common place in several neighborhoods. Particularly, the Tenderloin, South of Market/SOMA, Mission District, Haight Ashbury... This is due to local government policies such as free needles and City sponsored "shoot-up" centers. San Francisco allows such controlled substance use without much oversight.
Robbery and vandalism. You cannot park in parts of the City without having to worry about your car being broken into and searched for items. These are no longer just opportunist. These heists are now organized where the goods stolen are actually sold to a middleman (middle-person). These items eventually end up on the internet for sale or at a flea market booth. Even if you leave your items in the truck, the thieves will still lower the backseat to look into the trunk for luggage or other items.
Assaults and robberies. You can be assaulted in most areas of San Francisco. Usually by a few individuals. These things typically happen in the evening or later. But it can also happen early in the day before the streets are busier with commuters.
Home break-in or invasion. There are many home break-ins in SF. Lots of prowlers and also package thieves.
Urban Campers. As you travel through SF you will see RVs, motor homes, old school buses and "bobtail" trucks parked in many areas of the City. The reason they are there is because the City refuses to enforce any vagrancy laws to people that live in vehicles. It doesn't matter that the vehicles are parked in the same spot for months. It doesn't matter if they are parked in residential neighborhoods. The City will not enforce parking infractions even though it impedes on traffic or pedestrian safety. I know this from personal experience when calling the 311 Cityline and explaining a situation.
Homelessness is rampant in many parts of the City. Tents are pitched in Golden Gate Park, underneath freeways, parking lots and in front of small business doorways. Defecation on the street or in shrubbery anywhere there are homeless encampments. Parts of the City are so bad that the City has an actual team of human fece cleaners. They also have a team that responds to City sponsored needles left on the street.
San Francisco is a beautiful City and it located in a magical part of the State. But, you dot have to look too closely to see that the City is failing and falling into demise.
so they pit people against people
race against race
to further their chinesevirus takover
Yes, there are a crazy number of car break-ins. Vandalism. And HUGE homeless population. But you dont need a car there. And well, avoid the homeless camps! Its sad, yes, they are everywhere now, but if you ignore them, dont engage, they dont bug you. Be street smart. You can see/smell the homeless from a mile away. I never found them to be aggressive with me.
Its a city... and you need to have common sense (like no dont hang out in Bayview/Hunters Point, or under freeway underpass unless you are seeking out crack dealers) Certain parts of Tenderloin, Civic center, & Outer Mission are to be avoided. But overall, Ive never felt unsafe or in danger. And Im female.
Ive also lived in Bangkok & Paris. Honestly Paris feels much more unsafe as a woman. With the illegal Arab/immigrant gangs & kid pickpockets everywhere. You must have steel security doors because the number of break-ins. The Metro is ridiculous with pickpockets, even for locals (and police there wont help you!! ) In August, everyone gets their house robbed. Yeah, there arent even guns in France like the US but i feel so much safer in SF.
I never went into the city but as a Canadian (Montrealer), I read the news that Toronto might be the next San Francisco because of the widening gap between the rich and the poor, especially that the former is raising its ranks among the global tech hub.
You think I'm just unlucky? Hardly. Think any of that was in particularly bad neighborhoods? Nope, I always avoided those. My experience is what a relatively careful person who sticks to good neighborhoods experiences over a decade. So really, just the tip of the crime iceberg in this otherwise totally beautiful city.
In short. Beware. You are safe nowhere.