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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 55%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIsla Vista/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,044 (estimate)2,8282,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a137.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a266.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)639 (estimate)447381
Burglaryn/an/an/a416.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a392.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,404 (estimate)2,3802,200

Key findings

  • Isla Vista crime rates are 57% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Isla Vista are 68% higher than the national average
  • In Isla Vista you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Isla Vista is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Isla Vista has decreased by 4%

Isla Vista crime map

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The Isla Vista crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Isla Vista 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 Isla Vista crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Isla Vista (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Isla Vista

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Isla Vista is 1 in 157
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Isla Vista is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Isla Vista is 1 in 25

      Year Over Year Crime In Isla Vista (per 100,000 people)

      Isla Vista police department

      ItemIsla VistaCaliforniaNational
      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
      Goleta, CA30,6711341,1251,259
      Santa Barbara, CA90,9224482,5192,967
      Isla Vista, CA27,1796393,4044,044

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Imperial Beach, CA27,1802871,2771,563
      Thomasville, NC27,1783123,7954,107
      Alton, IL27,1756443,7424,386
      Anderson, SC27,2066173,8134,429
      New London, CT27,2184522,1042,556
      Isla Vista, CA27,1796393,4044,044
      Source: The Isla Vista, 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.