Reducing violent crime and drug sales in the Tenderloin

Data trends in arrests and the sale of narcotics in the Tenderloin

Public drug activity creates unsafe and unhealthy behaviors on the streets and sidewalks. Ongoing daily interventions and joint field operations are disrupting drug dealing, encouraging people who use drugs to seek treatment, and maintaining a positive neighborhood presence to reduce violent crime.


The following dashboard shows the number of arrests made by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in the Tenderloin police district. Use the buttons at the top of the chart to display arrests for different types of charges. Arrests are also broken down into booked and cited. Booked means the person was taken into custody and booked into jail. Cited means that the person was not taken into custody but was issued a citation or notice to appear in a judicial court at a future date.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

Total arrests include all arrests performed in the Tenderloin police district, including for charges in addition to Assault/Battery or Narcotics Sale. Assault and Battery arrests combine arrests made for assault or battery. Narcotics arrests include only arrests for narcotics sale or possession for sale, and do not include arrests for narcotics possession.

This data is reported by SFPD each week. These results may differ from the DataSF Police Incidents dataset because an incident can have multiple arrests associated with it. Similarly, the results may differ from the SFPD Crime Dashboard due to the difference between incidents and arrests, and the requirements of Federal Uniform Crime Reporting.

Narcotics seized

The following chart shows the amount of narcotics seized by SFPD in the Tenderloin, measured in grams and summarized by week. It also shows the amount of fentanyl seized as a subcategory.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

This data is reported by SFPD each week and includes all narcotics seized in the Tenderloin as part of law enforcement operations. Total narcotics is inclusive of fentanyl but also includes other narcotics seized.

This dashboard represents initial data that is under review and may change. As data is reviewed and confirmed, the measurements will be added to the dashboard.

Violent crime reports

The following chart shows the number of emergency calls to 911 made in the Tenderloin to report a violent crime. The chart also breaks down the number of calls by time of day and is summarized by Operational Period. Each Operational Period is 1 week.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

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The location of calls is in the Tenderloin Police District and a one block buffer zone around the district. Violent crimes are homicide, rape, robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, aggravated assault, sexual assault, or human trafficking. There is not necessarily a 1 to 1 correlation between a call from the public to 911 and a dispatched call in the Computer Aided Dispatch system as phone calls can be combined into a dispatched call or split into more than one call depending on the resources requested. Both calls from the public and internal calls are included. Calls that are Priority I (Information) are excluded.