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 29 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 35. 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 67% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
How does the crime rate in Sausalito compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sausalito with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sausalito's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.
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.
For Sausalito, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Sausalito than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1189, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sausalito's rate for property crime is 28 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 36.