South San Francisco has a population of 67,533. During the past three years, South San Francisco saw 4,982 arrests. For 2017, the South San Francisco's arrest rate totaled 272.31 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 13.97% makes South San Francisco lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 234 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of South San Francisco also totaled 1,605 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Atherton and Belmont, South San Francisco is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, South San Francisco had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, South San Francisco averaged 234 violent crimes and 1,605 non-violent crimes.
The city of South San Francisco experienced 1,740 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 12 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 154 was for legacy rape and 32 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 583, and the aggravated assault total was 959.