San Francisco amassed 173,978 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, San Francisco’s arrest rate was 6,883.02 per 100,000 residents. The county of San Francisco is 831.37% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 6,301 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of San Francisco also experienced 54,356 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Alameda and Butte, San Francisco is a more dangerous place to reside.
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In San Francisco, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 44,587 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in San Francisco, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.
In San Francisco, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of San Francisco has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, San Francisco experienced 6,301 violent crimes and 54,356 non-violent crimes. When comparing San Francisco to the national average of 739.02, San Francisco is higher by 831.37% than the national average.