Crime Dashboard

The SFPD Crime Dashboard is used to view San Francisco crime data for specified periods. It is available to the general public and users are given the capability to apply filters and compare year-to-year statistics of all Part I crimes. The data provided is based on the number of incidents and does not reflect the number of victims. Reporting requirements and definitions for Part I offenses are outlined by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson. SFPD categorizes each as a Part I Violent Crime or Part I Property Crime.

The UCR Program requires application of the Hierarchy Rule if a single incident has multiple offenses. In such cases, only the highest offense is represented in the dataset. For example, if an incident includes a homicide and a robbery, only the homicide will be represented. Incidents that are unfounded or unsubstantiated have also been excluded from the dataset.

Disclaimer: Due to the 24-7 nature of policing, incident-specific reporting, and the near-live nature of these data, these data shift daily. As a result of modifications and additional information that is provided by police personnel and the public, changes to incidents occur, as do the summaries of data seen here.

Type of Crime

Definition

Homicide

  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, and accidental deaths are excluded.

  • Manslaughter by negligence: the killing of another person through gross negligence. Deaths of persons due to their own negligence, accidental deaths not resulting from gross negligence, and traffic fatalities are not included in the category Manslaughter by Negligence.

Rape

  • Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. Attempts or assaults to commit rape are also included; however, statutory rape and incest are excluded.

Robbery

  • The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault

  • An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Simple assaults are excluded.

Part I Violent Crimes

Part I Property Crimes

Type of Crime

Definition

Burglary

(breaking and entering)

  • The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. Attempted forcible entry is included.

Larceny

 
  • The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles, motor vehicle parts and accessories, shoplifting, pocketpicking, or the stealing of any property or article that is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, check fraud, etc., are excluded.

Motor Vehicle Theft

  • The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is self-propelled and runs on land surface and not on rails. Motorboats, construction equipment, airplanes, and farming equipment are specifically excluded from this category.

Arson

  • Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Arson statistics are not included in this table-building tool.