San Francisco saw California’s worst jump in crime rates among cities with more than 150,000 people, recording more than 20% increases in both violent and property crimes between 2012 and 2013. But California overall saw drops of 5% in the rate of violent crime and 3.6% in property crime. Los Angeles posted an even steeper decline in violent crime, down 11.4%, but recorded a more modest drop in property crime, off 2.5%.
*The FBI’s population estimate for Santa Clarita was significantly higher than the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimate, resulting in a greater rate decrease in Santa Clarita.
Note: The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program is voluntary and the agency cautions against ranking participating law enforcement agencies on the basis of crime data alone.