San Francisco October 22, 2016
Here Are The 8 Most Dangerous Places In San Francisco After Dark
Ever wonder what areas in San Francisco are the most dangerous after dark? Here, we point out what spots are the most crime-ridden statistically. In fact, these findings are in accordance with FBI crime data based on the number of crimes per 10,000 capita. Please be advised and tread carefully in these most dangerous places in San Francisco:
1. The Tenderloin
West of Union Square, the Tenderloin is bounded by Taylor Street to the east, Geary to the north, Market to the south, and Van Ness to the west. The Tenderloin sees more serious crime, such as assaults, drug violations, and robberies, as well as intense homelessness in concentrated areas. This place can be dangerous at all times.
2. Hunters Point
Notoriously crime-ridden, impoverished Hunters Point neighborhood is one of the most dangerous places in San Francisco. Crime statistics continue to reflect the danger here.
Bayview has some of the highest crime rates in the city. This area can be particularly dangerous because of gun violence, thus the crime rate is 161% higher than the national average.
4. Mission District
The Mission District can be very unpredictable after 9 - 10 PM, and the source of the crime is varied. In fact, there's a whole blog dedicated to keeping up with all the theft, violence, and vandalism that goes on in the Mission. Be sure to check out
Mission Local: Trouble
5. Outer Mission
Outer Mission is a small residential neighborhood on the south edge of San Francisco. The overall crime rate in Outer Mission is 98% higher than the national average, so be careful when it gets dark.
6. Western Addition
Western Addition is roughly the area between Van Ness, Fulton, Divisadero, and Geary. Parts of Western Addition are rife with petty crime, especially muggings and car break-ins.
7. SOMA (South of Market)
South of Market (SOMA) is a huge district, sprawling from the Embarcadero to 11th Street, between Market and Townsend. The northern part of SOMA (near Market Street), between 4th and 10th Streets, is a high crime area. The overall crime rate in South Of Market is 67% higher than the national average.
8. Golden Gate Park
Though beautiful during the day, Golden Gate Park practically empties out by sunset, making it a hotbed for illicit activities. In particular, it has a reputation for some unpredictable homeless campers.
Did we miss a dangerous place in Fog City? Let us know. On the flip side, explore
The 10 Best Places To Live in San Francisco.