Reported Annual Crime In Santa Maria

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Maria/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,830n/a (estimate)2,6342,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Maria/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a2.84.65.3
Rape58n/a54.037.241.7
Robbery155n/a144.3143.298.0
Assault260n/a242.0264.2248.9
Violent crime476n/a (estimate)443449383
Burglary446n/a415.2446.9430.4
Theft1,231n/a1,145.91,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft677n/a630.2425.9237.4
Property crime2,354n/a (estimate)2,1912,4972,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Santa Maria, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Santa Maria, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Santa Maria, CA averages 11% lower than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 4% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Santa Maria, CA is 1% lower than the average rate of crime in California and 16% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 12% lower than the remainder of the state of California and 7% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Santa Maria, CA area.
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Santa Maria crime map

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Santa Maria is 4% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.22 daily crimes that occur in Santa Maria.
  • Santa Maria is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Santa Maria you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Santa Maria has decreased by 20%.

Compare Santa Maria, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Santa Maria (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Santa Maria, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Santa Maria, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.12 times less than the California average and 1.04 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Santa Maria, CA are 1.01 times less than the California average and 1.16 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Santa Maria, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times less than the California average and 1.08 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Santa Maria (higher is better)

How safe is Santa Maria, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Santa Maria, CA is safer than 33% of the cities in California and 26% 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 Santa Maria, CA. Overall, Santa Maria, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Santa Maria

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Maria is 1 in 226
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Maria is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Maria is 1 in 38
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Santa Maria, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Santa Maria, CA, you have a 1 in 226 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 46. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Maria, CA is 1 in 38.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Santa Maria, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Santa Maria, CA has not changed, while the property crime rate in Santa Maria, CA has decreased by 23% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Santa Maria, CA has decreased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Santa Maria police department

ItemSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13651,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
There are a total of 136 Santa Maria police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.8% less than the California average and 58.7% less than the National average.

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
Woodlands, CA1,07563350413
Callender, CA1,81495527621
Guadalupe, CA7,25254747802
Los Alamos, CA1,3511769771,152
Blacklake, CA8952571,4301,687
Arroyo Grande, CA17,8421751,7051,881
Grover Beach, CA13,4842841,7932,077
Santa Maria, CA103,6424432,1912,634

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Columbia, MD103,4394201,8682,289
Spring Hill, FL102,9295973,6744,271
El Cajon, CA102,8944112,2312,642
Lakeland, FL102,7142843,7264,010
Burbank, CA104,5832422,8143,056
Santa Maria, CA103,6424432,1912,634
Source: The Santa Maria, 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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