South San Francisco
City in California
South San Francisco proudly called itself “The Industrial City”, a motto immortalized in 1923 by a huge sign on a hillside overlooking the city. Industry remained the city’s main economic focus through the 1950s.
Based on FBI crime data, South San Francisco is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, South San Francisco has a crime rate that is higher than 65% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes.