Violent Crime Rate and Property Crime Rate
Violent Crime Projection: 768 per 100,000 residents
Property Crime Projection: 6,001 per 100,000 residents
Violent Crime Rate: 718 per 100,000 residents
Property Crime Rate: 5,736 per 100,000 residents
San Francisco submits crime data on a monthly basis to the federal Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, a program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI UCR program sets guidelines and definitions for what offenses are classified as Part I crimes. Part I offenses are serious crimes that occur with regularity in all areas of the country and are likely to be reported to the police.
- Property Part I crime categories include burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson
- Violent Part I crime categories include homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault
Crime measures are computed crime rates, a common practice in law enforcement, that show the number of crimes per 100,000 residents. This method of calculation is useful when comparing crime rates across and between jurisdictions. Please note that historical data is subject to minor changes as offense type may change during the investigation.
Please use the left and right arrows to toggle between the chart tabs provided in the two chart windows below. The first chart window features three tabs that explore the overall violent and property crime measures, as well as the numbers of offenses per crime category. The second chart window focuses on theft from vehicles, commonly referred to as "auto break-ins." These chart tabs show various ways to compare the current rate of theft from vehicles to historical data.
UCR: PROPERTY AND VIOLENT CRIME RATES PER 100,000 RESIDENTS
UCR: NUMBER OF THEFTS FROM VEHICLES
How the Police Department is Performing
The Department is requesting a budget that will fund five Academy classes in FY2018-2019, subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors in June. Each Police Academy class of approximately 50 recruits is held in order to bring the number of full duty sworn staff to the Charter mandated 1,971 Officers.
How Performance is Measured
Each month, San Francisco submits information on the number of Part I offenses reported to law enforcement. The violent crime rate is measured as the number of Violent Part I crimes in the month, divided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s San Francisco population estimate, and multiplied by 100,000. The property crime rate is measured as the number of Property Part I crimes in the month divided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s San Francisco population estimate, and multiplied by 100,000. Please note that finalized populations estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau are not available until up to six months after the close of the calendar year. Once the most recent population estimates are published, crime data is retroactively updated for accuracy.
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program collects data about Part I offenses in order to measure the level and scope of crime occurring in jurisdictions throughout the nation. The UCR program counts crimes when they become known to the police. A series of thirteen reports are submitted to the California Department of Justice each month; CA DOJ in turn reports this data to the FBI. Crime incidents, values of stolen and recovered property, homicide information, crimes against seniors, hate crimes and domestic violence incidents are some of the summary reports submitted each month to CA DOJ.
Part I crime rates from 2009-2014 comes from the SFPD’s CABLE Report POL0216E, except for Homicide (Homicide Detail), Rape (Sexual Assault Detail), and Arson (CrimeMaps-CABLE). Following the implementation of SFPD’s Crime Data Warehouse (CDW) in June 2012, 2015 data on Part I crimes comes from CDW, except for Homicide (Homicide Detail) and Rape (Sexual Assault Detail).
The number displayed on the scorecard page represents a fiscal year-to-date sum.
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