San Rafael, CA
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The crime rate in San Rafael 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 San Rafael is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, San Rafael is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, San Rafael has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare San Rafael to other communities of similar population, then San Rafael crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how San Rafael 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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how San Rafael 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 San Rafael.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in San Rafael occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in San Rafael; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 251. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that San Rafael's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes San Rafael 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 San Rafael is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that San Rafael has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in San Rafael is one in 159.

San Rafael Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

San Rafael Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

236

1,918

2,154

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.99

32.42

36.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Rafael 3.99
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 251

in San Rafael

1 in 235

in California

San Rafael VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 59,162
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 27 85 124
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.46 1.44 2.10

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Rafael 32.42
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in San Rafael

1 in 38

in California

San Rafael Property CRIMES

Population: 59,162
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 269 1,278 371
Rate per 1,000 4.55 21.60 6.27

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

San Rafael Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Rafael 129
California 90