The crime rate in Sausalito is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Sausalito is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Sausalito is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Sausalito has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
Importantly, when you compare Sausalito to other communities of similar population, then Sausalito crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sausalito does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Sausalito does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Sausalito.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sausalito's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sausalito is one in 1029.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sausalito's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Sausalito a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Sausalito is one in 28.