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Total crime 47%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 46%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSolvang/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime78n/a (estimate)1,3082,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape0n/a0.037.542.6
Robbery2n/a33.5132.481.6
Assault8n/a134.2267.1250.2
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)168441379
Burglary18n/a301.9386.1340.5
Theft46n/a771.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a67.1358.8219.9
Property crime68n/a (estimate)1,1412,3312,110

Key findings

  • Solvang crime rates are 47% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Solvang are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Solvang you have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Solvang is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Solvang has increased by 36%

Solvang crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Solvang (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Solvang 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 Solvang (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 2.12 times less than the state average and 1.90 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Solvang on a daily basis are 2.63 times less than than California average and 2.26 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Solvang are 2.04 times less than the daily state average and 1.85 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Solvang (higher is better)

      Is Solvang safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Solvang to other cities in the state and across the country, Solvang is 81% safer than other cities of California and 61% safer than other cities in the nation. Solvang has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Solvang

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Solvang is 1 in 597
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Solvang is 1 in 88
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Solvang is 1 in 77
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Solvang, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 597. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 88 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 Solvang is 1 in 77.

      Year Over Year Crime In Solvang (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Solvang, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Solvang has increased by 68%, while the property crime rate in Solvang has increased by 32% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Solvang has increased by 36% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Solvang police department

      ItemSolvangCaliforniaNational
      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
      Santa Ynez, CA4,468115605720
      Los Alamos, CA1,3511739121,084
      Buellton, CA5,021581,0501,109
      Ballard, CA3621789421,120
      Los Olivos, CA8711789421,120
      Solvang, CA5,5521681,1411,308

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fruitridge Pocket, CA5,5545743,0323,606
      Pecan Plantation, TX5,555136778914
      Gardnerville, NV5,5553771,7702,146
      Cullowhee, NC5,5563672,3272,694
      Red Oak, IA5,5476242,3262,951
      Solvang, CA5,5521681,1411,308
      Source: The Solvang, 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.