South San Francisco, CA
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South San Francisco, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in South San Francisco is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 South San Francisco is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, South San Francisco is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, South San Francisco has a crime rate that is higher than 57% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, South San Francisco has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, South San Francisco is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 426. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South San Francisco's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco is one in 47.

Importantly, we found that South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco is one in 343.

South San Francisco Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

South San Francisco Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

158

1,442

1,600

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.35

21.44

23.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South San Francisco 2.35
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 426

in South San Francisco

1 in 235

in California
South San Francisco VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 67,271
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 28 44 85
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.42 0.65 1.26
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
South San Francisco 21.44
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in South San Francisco

1 in 38

in California
South San Francisco Property CRIMES
Population: 67,271
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 314 932 196
Rate per 1,000 4.67 13.85 2.91
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

South San Francisco Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South San Francisco 174
California 90