County Jail Population

Public Safety

Sheriff's Department

This metric represents the average daily inmate population in San Francisco county jails. It indicates the Sheriff’s Department’s ability to safely, securely and humanely house and care for inmates committed to the Sheriff’s custody by the courts.

The following chart shows the average number of inmates in San Francisco county jails each month. 


How Performance is Measured

Average daily population is compiled by Sheriff's staff from daily reports issued by each jail. Records are located in City Hall, Room 456.

The number displayed on the scorecard page represents a fiscal year average of the numbers in the chart above.

Additional Information

Visit the Sheriff’s Department website.


Please visit DataSF for the scorecard data.