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dr.sara1, Renter in San Francisco, CA

Is Richmond district safer than Sunset one?

Asked by dr.sara1, San Francisco, CA Mon Jul 29, 2013

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Dr. Sara:

That is a good question and really subjective to opinion. The only true way to answer that is to contact the local police stations for their official crime statistics or use apps like Trulia's crime map:,CA/

I have lived in the Richmond District and found it to be incredible quiet and safe. I am originally from NY, however, so all SF neighborhoods seem safe to me.

Good luck!

1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 7, 2013
Richmond and Sunset are very similar in terms of safety. As other commenters noted, the best way to get an object view of crime rates through the city is a crime map like the one the city offers here: (you must "agree" to the terms before going to the map).

If you are thinking of moving to one of these two neighborhoods, since their safety is similar, I'd consider other factors such as schools, walkability, parking, shops and restaurants, public transportation, and commute times (of course this all depends on your personal needs). Ultimately, between these two locations, it's all going to come down to what makes you feel most at home.

Let me know if you'd like to discuss this further!

-Ryan Rudnick
Downing & Co Real Estate Services
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 7, 2013
I think they're similar, and both pretty safe! I've lived in SF for over 20 years...Diane
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 3, 2013
I'D say similar. Both pretty safe! Diane
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 3, 2013
Dr Sara,

The short answer is that parts of the richmond will be safer than parts of the sunset and vice versa. San Francisco is very much a block by block city. The best thing you can do is to look at the SFPD crime mapping site using a particular address, and then talk with the local precinct for background and context.

Here is the url for the site:

If you want some input about a particular area of either neighborhood, contact info is below:

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
King Realty Group
DRE# 01384425
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 30, 2013
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