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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 19%
Property crime 5%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsUpper State/100k peopleSanta Barbara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,5182,321 (estimate)2,7452,7722,489
Murder2n/a2.24.35.0
Rape72n/a78.537.542.6
Robbery82n/a89.4132.481.6
Assault244n/a266.0267.1250.2
Violent crime400309 (estimate)436441379
Burglary254n/a276.9386.1340.5
Theft1,686n/a1,838.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft178n/a194.1358.8219.9
Property crime2,1182,012 (estimate)2,3092,3312,110

Key findings

  • Upper State crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Upper State are 19% lower than the national average
  • In Upper State you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Upper State is safer than 65% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Santa Barbara has decreased by 7%

Upper State crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Upper State (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Upper State

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Upper State is 1 in 324
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Upper State is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Upper State is 1 in 44

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

      Santa Barbara police department

      ItemUpper StateSanta BarbaraCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a20251,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.23.6

      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
      Summerland, CA1,14662327389
      Toro Canyon, CA1,71462327389
      Mission Canyon, CA2,76969366435
      Montecito, CA9,193155818973
      Carpinteria, CA13,553811,1471,228
      Goleta, CA30,6711291,6461,775
      Isla Vista, CA27,1796313,3343,965
      Santa Barbara, CA90,9224362,3092,745

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Plantation, FL90,8782212,7002,921
      Longmont, CO90,7194312,6023,033
      Sunrise, FL91,1771972,0782,275
      Redding, CA91,3206643,5104,175
      Germantown, MD90,4944972,1332,629
      Santa Barbara, CA90,9224362,3092,745
      Source: The Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.