Reported Annual Crime In Goleta

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGoleta/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime502n/a (estimate)1,6192,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGoleta/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.24.65.3
Rape3n/a9.737.241.7
Robbery18n/a58.1143.298.0
Assault29n/a93.5264.2248.9
Violent crime51n/a (estimate)165449383
Burglary101n/a325.8446.9430.4
Theft318n/a1,025.81,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft32n/a103.2425.9237.4
Property crime451n/a (estimate)1,4552,4972,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Goleta, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Goleta, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Goleta, CA is 45% lower than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 41% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Goleta, CA has 63% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 57% lower than the national average. In property crime, Goleta, CA is 42% lower than the average of California and is 38% lower than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Goleta crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Goleta is 41% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.44 daily crimes that occur in Goleta.
  • Goleta is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Goleta you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Goleta has increased by 1%.

Compare Goleta, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Goleta (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Goleta, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Goleta, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.82 times less than the California average and 1.70 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Goleta, CA is 2.73 times less than the California average and 2.33 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Goleta, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times less than the California average and 1.62 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Goleta (higher is better)

How safe is Goleta, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Goleta, CA is safer than 80% of the cities in California and 63% 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 Goleta, CA. Overall, Goleta, CA 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 608
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Goleta is 1 in 69
The chance of being a victim of crime in Goleta is 1 in 62
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Goleta, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Goleta, CA you have a 1 in 608 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 69 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Goleta, CA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Goleta, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Goleta, CA has increased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Goleta, CA has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Goleta, CA has increased by 1% year to 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
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
Mission Canyon, CA2,76970392462
Santa Ynez, CA4,468117649765
Montecito, CA9,1931588761,034
Ballard, CA3621811,0091,190
Santa Barbara, CA90,9224082,7013,109
Isla Vista, CA27,1796423,5724,214
Goleta, CA30,6711651,4551,619

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Milford Mill, MD30,6506732,9913,664
Banning, CA30,6434832,1352,618
Long Branch, NJ30,7053222,7293,051
Ithaca, NY30,6251812,9093,090
New Iberia, LA30,7177304,4125,142
Goleta, CA30,6711651,4551,619
Source: The Goleta, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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