is the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco high in crime ?
- RPLv 72 months ago
If I had to guess, I'd think it were just the opposite.
- DEBSLv 72 months ago
"High Crime"..... no. Crime? Sure. All areas of big cities have crime. Castro has a lot of people, a lot of night life, and a lot activity. Property crime exists because of this. Violence, gangs, etc, however isn't bad. In general, one needs to have a decent income to rent or own in the area.
- ajtheactressLv 72 months ago
Safe is a relative term.
Crimes happen everywhere in cities.
Big city rules:
1. Don't leave ANYTHING in your car even if you are only going to be gone for 5 minutes. Thieves can get into your car in 15 seconds
2. Don't flash a lot of cash or expensive toys [camera, tablet, phone, jewelry]
3. Be aware of what is going on around you. If something feels off get yourself into a cab or an open business immediately.
4. Don't overindulge in any mood altering substances, this isn't a good idea for anybody but when you are in a place that you are unfamiliar with it is a seriously bad idea.
5. Plan your routes of travel inside and don't rely on being able to whip out your phone for directions. I once saw a guy in front of his hotel looking so intently at his phone that he didn't see the young man coming at him to steal his phone. It happened even before I could say "watch out" refer back to BCR #3.
- Anonymous2 months ago
The Castro is one of the safer neighborhoods of SF. It is/was meant to be a safe haven for LGBT, but certainly not crime free. Most “crimes” in the Castro are probably related public nudity or intoxication, with occasional muggings/robberies. Be vigilant everywhere you go.