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Crime in San Francisco, CA, United States

Crime rates in San Francisco, CA, United States

Level of crime
54.17 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
62.50 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
43.75 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
48.24 Moderate
Worries car stolen
42.17 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.24 High
Worries attacked
43.82 Moderate
Worries being insulted
59.41 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
25.00 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
66.47 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
66.18 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
45.29 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
38.89 Low

Safety in San Francisco, CA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
75.59 High
Safety walking alone during night
41.76 Moderate

Contributors: 85

Last update: June 2017

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.

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5 Comments so far

#Alyson H on May 10, 2017 :
In my option the pros are:
-Amazing restaurants, events,museums and cultural events in general
-Very multicultural
-Filled with organic grocery stores with high quality food, yum!
-beautiful buildings and decoration
-I'ts a very authentic city, each neighborhood is so special and different from one another.
-All kinds of interesting people making their dreams a reality
-liberal mindset towards political, social,economic and sexual issues
-There is many beaches and parks near. Hello ocean beach and muir woods :D
-Great transportation and very walk-able.

CONS:
Mainly one, there is an incredible problem with drug addicts and homeless people, and I mean it.It's extremely sad and depressing, specially considering the amount of money that is produced in this city. On one side you have some of the wealthiest people in the world and then you have all this people puking,talking alone and asking for money with their anorexic dogs and children in the middle of the streets.Specially the Tenderloin. (Be aware)
#SFobi on Nov 10, 2016 :
I've lived in SF for 43 years.

Pros: Moderate weather, very few things like mosquitoes and cockroaches! Enormous amount and variety of restaurants, galleries, museums, music venues. Universities and cheap classes offered to the public abound. Great public transportation! Interesting people from all over the world visit and/or live here. The beach (not a warm, palms and cocktails kind) is right here, Golden Gate Park is a joy. A drive down the coast takes you to Santa Cruz, Carmel and points south. Northeast takes you to Yosemite and the Sierras. In SF itself, there's a lot of wonderful architecture, especially in neighborhoods (modern stuff is indistinguishable from any other city and therefore boring).

Cons: Horrific homeless problem, escalating crime. Astonishingly horrible rents. Residents who buy cars (unnecessary) and park them on the sidewalks. My neighborhood is entirely residential, single-story homes. There are usually 50 houses per block (that's both sides of street). The other day there were just over 100 cars on the sidewalks. These houses also have garages. And street parking. And these drivers are all angry and block other people's driveways. Yuck!
#SFer on Nov 09, 2016 :
I lived in SF all my life.

Pros:
- laid back
- moderate weather

Cons:
- many emotionally-driven idiots who fail to use logic live here.
- you have to remain vigilant. muggings are not rare.
- being downtown is unpleasant. LOTS of homeless people, litter, noisy and crowded streets/sidewalks. it's impossible to relax there. the homeless problem is huge.
- really, the only beautiful parts of SF are golden gate park, castro park, marina, and presidio. otherwise, the city's a dump.

The only places you want to avoid is market street, tenderloin, and bayview hunters point. The mission's getting better and more gentrified, but it's still gritty. SF used to have a much larger gang culture, but that's dying down pretty rapidly, so that's a plus.

but yeah, get me the hell out of this place.
#Eoin on Apr 23, 2016 :
I lived in San Francisco and let me tell you, it's the most interesting place I've ever lived. At one point I found myself in the Tenderloin district. Stay the hell away from there at night time. It's extremely dangerous.

Mission district, as #yayen alluded to is also dangerous. Muggings, beatings and small time gang activity usually occurs in broad daylight. Although you can find some cheap shops along the way there's not much else to see there.

As for the general living experience SF has everything. Absolutely amazing city. Of course the cost of living is expensive but if you have a decent job you will have the time of your damn life in that city. (I met a lovely girl there so my experience was pretty darn good).

It's a very laid back city. The atmosphere is good and there's always events on. Of course as with any city, be very aware of your surroundings. Small time thugs do operate around the city.

Transport is excellent. You have buses, the Bart, bike tracks and of course walking is going to be your least preferred option with all those hills. I ended up getting extremely physically fit while I was there with the sheer amount of walking I was doing!

Nightlife is GREAT! So many cool bars. Loads of nightclubs and live music venues. During the summer, both Delores park and the main golden gate park always hold expeditions/music events etc. Delores park is in a nice neighborhood with some good restaurants.

Grocery shopping: no Walmart but that's a good thing right? Lots of options. If you can afford to spend a bit more there are loads of Organic and fresh food options.

Education: Of course there are some good Uni's and colleges in the city and Berkely.

The city is small. It's not huge so easy enough to navigate!

My conclusion: Totally livable city with a great vibe!
#yayen on Sep 20, 2015 :
Around mission street at night, and that area generally poses a real personal danger. I'm a mid age man and could not navigate areas south of Union Square and into Mission. Be aware of your surroundings and ready to run fast!