Reported Annual Crime In Santa Barbara

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Barbara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,080n/a (estimate)3,3523,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Barbara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.14.84.9
Rape62n/a67.532.738.6
Robbery76n/a82.7135.0101.9
Assault224n/a243.8253.8237.8
Violent crime363n/a (estimate)395426373
Burglary374n/a407.1504.3491.4
Theft2,209n/a2,404.31,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft134n/a145.8436.8220.2
Property crime2,717n/a (estimate)2,9572,6182,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Santa Barbara, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Santa Barbara, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Santa Barbara, CA crime rate is 10% higher than the California average and is 17% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Santa Barbara, CA has a violent crime rate that is 7% lower than the California average and 6% higher than the national average. For property crime, Santa Barbara, CA is 13% higher than the California average and 19% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Santa Barbara is 17% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.18 daily crimes that occur in Santa Barbara.
  • Santa Barbara is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Santa Barbara you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Santa Barbara has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Santa Barbara (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Santa Barbara, CA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national scale. In Santa Barbara, CA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.10 times more than the California average and 1.17 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Santa Barbara, CA is 1.08 times less than the California average and 1.06 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Santa Barbara, CA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.13 times more than the California average and 1.19 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Santa Barbara (higher is better)

How safe is Santa Barbara, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Santa Barbara, CA is safer than 33% of the cities in California and 27% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Santa Barbara, CA. Overall, Santa Barbara, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Santa Barbara

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Barbara is 1 in 254
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Barbara is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Barbara is 1 in 30
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Santa Barbara, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Santa Barbara, CA, you have a 1 in 254 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 34. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Barbara, CA is 1 in 30.

Year Over Year Crime In Santa Barbara (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Santa Barbara, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Santa Barbara, CA has increased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Santa Barbara, CA has increased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Santa Barbara, CA has increased by 13% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Santa Barbara police department

ItemSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20251,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.63.3
There are a total of 202 Santa Barbara police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.8% less than the California average and 31.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Summerland, CA1,57560367427
Toro Canyon, CA1,47660367427
Mission Canyon, CA2,53167411477
Montecito, CA9,4441499191,068
Carpinteria, CA13,323801,4901,569
Santa Barbara, CA89,6693952,9573,352

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sandy, UT89,5211873,2023,389
Allen, TX89,845831,0771,160
Toms River, NJ89,459602,3572,417
Lawrence, KS90,1943762,6212,996
League City, TX88,979911,8181,909
Santa Barbara, CA89,6693952,9573,352
Source: The Santa Barbara, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.