Total crime 50%
Violent crime 38%
Property crime 52%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsWestside/100k peopleSanta Barbara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,5181,248 (estimate)2,7452,7722,489
Violent crime400237 (estimate)436441379
Vehicle theft178n/a194.1358.8219.9
Property crime2,1181,011 (estimate)2,3092,3312,110

Key findings

  • Westside crime rates are 50% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Westside are 38% lower than the national average
  • In Westside you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Westside is safer than 80% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Santa Barbara has decreased by 7%

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      Daily Crime In Westside (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westside

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westside is 1 in 422
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westside is 1 in 99
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Westside is 1 in 81

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

      Santa Barbara police department

      ItemWestsideSanta 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
      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 Westside, 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.