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Total crime 51%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 49%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGoleta/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime394n/a (estimate)1,2592,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape4n/a12.839.242.6
Robbery10n/a32.0137.386.2
Assault28n/a89.5266.5246.8
Violent crime42n/a (estimate)134447381
Burglary75n/a239.7416.2376.0
Theft233n/a744.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft44n/a140.6392.4228.9
Property crime352n/a (estimate)1,1252,3802,200

Key findings

  • Goleta crime rates are 51% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Goleta are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Goleta you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Goleta is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Goleta has decreased by 22%

Goleta crime map

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The Goleta crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Goleta as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Goleta crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Goleta (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Goleta, CA per 100,000 people. In Goleta, the total number of daily crimes is 2.25 times less than the California average and 2.05 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Goleta is 3.33 times less than the California average and 2.83 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Goleta has a daily crime rate that is 2.12 times less than the California average and 1.95 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Goleta (higher is better)

      How safe is Goleta, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Goleta is safer than 86% of the cities in California and 68% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Goleta. Overall, Goleta is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Goleta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Goleta is 1 in 745
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Goleta is 1 in 89
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Goleta is 1 in 80
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Goleta? In Goleta, CA you have a 1 in 745 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Goleta.

      Year Over Year Crime In Goleta (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Goleta, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Goleta has decreased by 19%, the amount of property crime in Goleta has decreased by 23%, and the total amount of crime in Goleta has decreased by 22% year over year.

      Goleta police department

      ItemGoletaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mission Canyon, CA2,76970373443
      Santa Ynez, CA4,468116618734
      Montecito, CA9,193157835992
      Ballard, CA3621819621,142
      Santa Barbara, CA90,9224482,5192,967
      Isla Vista, CA27,1796393,4044,044
      Goleta, CA30,6711341,1251,259

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Milford Mill, MD30,6506312,7363,368
      Banning, CA30,6434291,6882,118
      Long Branch, NJ30,7054032,0782,481
      Ithaca, NY30,6252312,6172,848
      New Iberia, LA30,7177054,2934,998
      Goleta, CA30,6711341,1251,259
      Source: The Goleta, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.