San Francisco February 2024 Crime Numbers: Property Crime and Violent Crime Remain Down

SF crime reductions remain broad-based with drops in theft, robberies, assaults, and burglaries – zero homicides recorded in SF in February; Trend is part of an overall drop in crime over the last six months with property crime down 30% and violent crime down 4% during that period
March 05, 2024

San Francisco, CA – Mayor London N. Breed today released numbers showing the continued reduction in crime in San Francisco in February, the result of increased and coordinated enforcement efforts by local, state, and federal agencies that are partnering to make San Francisco a safer place for residents, workers, businesses, and visitors.   

Overall crime numbers remain down in San Francisco in 2024, building on major improvements seen in 2023, when the City saw decade low crime rates.   

February 2024 Trends: Crime Remains Down  

San Francisco crime trends continued this positive momentum. Compared to February 2023: 

  • Property crime is down 29% 
  • Violent crime is down 17%  

The February reductions in crime are broad-based, with declines in robbery, motor vehicle theft, larceny theft (including car-break-ins), assaults and more. Examples include: 

  • 37% reduction in larceny theft (includes car break-ins and retail theft) 
  • 20% reduction in robberies 
  • 14% reduction in burglaries 
  • No homicides in SF this month  

Last Six Months: Both Property Crime and Violent Crime Down 

These trends are part of a significant reduction over the last six months in San Francisco. Since September 1, compared to the same time period from the previous year: 

  • Property crime is down 30% 
  • Violent crime is down 4 % 

These efforts reflect the work of local law enforcement, including the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office, alongside their state and federal partners at the California Highway Patrol, California National Guard, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.  

The San Francisco District Attorney and U.S. Attorney’s Office continue to aggressively prosecute cases, including drug crimes.   

This data is publicly available on SFPD’s Crime Data Dashboard.  

In 2023, overall crime was at its lowest point in the last ten years, other than in 2020 when San Francisco and the region was mostly shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Recent examples of enforcement activities include: 

  • SFDA secured conviction for drug dealing in the Tenderloin (2/9/24) 
  • SFPD Plainclothes operations lead to robbery arrests (2/10/24) 
  • SFPD Night operations lead to 23 arrests at drug markets (2/12/24) 
  • SFDA Secures conviction for commercial burglary, vandalism, attempted theft (2/14/24) 

“We remain focused on delivering a clean and safe city for our residents, businesses, and visitors,” said Mayor London Breed. “This is the result of the work of our officers, sheriff deputies, and prosecutors, as well as the strong partnerships we’ve built with state and federal law enforcement. But we aren’t resting on this progress. We are continuing to work, to add more tools for investigations, to grow police staffing, and to invest in communities so that we have a stronger, more resilient City.”