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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Paula/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime444n/a (estimate)1,4392,8432,324
Violent crime102n/a (estimate)331500370
Vehicle theft49n/a158.8471.9282.7
Property crime342n/a (estimate)1,1092,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Santa Paula, CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Santa Paula is 38.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Santa Paula, there were 102 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 331 per 100,000 individuals, 10.6% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 342 property crimes, amounting to 1109 per 100,000 residents, 43.3% lower than the U.S. average.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, Santa Paula has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 331 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

In the most recently reported crime year, Santa Paula registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Santa Paula?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Santa Paula. Based on the results of the surveys (14 responses), 57% of people felt that there was very little crime in Santa Paula and felt safe walking alone at night. While 43% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Santa Paula a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Santa Paula is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Santa Paula has an overall crime rate that is 38% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.22 daily occurrences, comprising 0.28 violent crimes and 0.94 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Santa Paula as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Santa Paula Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Santa Paula. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Santa Paula has decreased by 17.6%. Violent crimes have didn't change by 0%, while property crimes have decreased by 21.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Santa Paula

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Santa Paula crime rate. The poverty level in Santa Paula is 16.1%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Santa Paula crime rates. Santa Paula registers a population density of 5478.5 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Santa Paula, 62.9% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Santa Paula crime map

The Santa Paula crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Santa Paula as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Santa Paula crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Santa Paula crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Santa Paula crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Santa Paula are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Santa Paula you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Santa Paula is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Santa Paula has decreased by 20%

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

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Santa Paula on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Santa Paula (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.98 times less than the state average and 1.61 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Santa Paula on a daily basis are 1.51 times less than than California average and 1.12 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Santa Paula are 2.11 times less than the daily state average and 1.76 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Santa Paula (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Santa Paula to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Santa Paula safe? The gauges above illustrate that Santa Paula is safer than 68% of every city located within California along with 40% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Santa Paula, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Santa Paula

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Paula is 1 in 303
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Paula is 1 in 91
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Paula is 1 in 70
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Santa Paula, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 303. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 91 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Santa Paula is 1 in 70.

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

        A good indicator of whether Santa Paula is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Santa Paula has decreased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Santa Paula has decreased by 24% year over year. The number of total crimes in Santa Paula has decreased by 20% year over year.

        Santa Paula police department

        Item Santa Paula California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3851,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
        There are a total of 38 Santa Paula police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.8% less than the California average and 60.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Channel Islands Beach, CA2,69978368446
        Santa Rosa Valley, CA2,72195446542
        Moorpark, CA36,44348602650
        Ojai, CA7,613539521,004
        Fillmore, CA15,631901,0311,122
        Thousand Oaks, CA127,648581,1061,164
        Casa Conejo, CA3,1842099781,186
        Santa Paula, CA30,2973311,1091,439

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Gloucester, MA30,291241551792
        Banning, CA30,2765801,5522,132
        Cibolo, TX30,3331321,4641,595
        Atwater, CA30,3368432,5033,346
        North Tonawanda, NY30,3381581,0641,222
        Santa Paula, CA30,2973311,1091,439
        Source: The Santa Paula, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.