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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 61%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSolvang/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime58n/a (estimate)9652,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape1n/a16.639.242.6
Robbery1n/a16.6137.386.2
Assault4n/a66.5266.5246.8
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)100447381
Burglary12n/a199.6416.2376.0
Theft35n/a582.11,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a83.2392.4228.9
Property crime52n/a (estimate)8652,3802,200

Key findings

  • Solvang crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Solvang are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Solvang you have a 1 in 104 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Solvang is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Solvang has decreased by 38%

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 2.93 times less than the state average and 2.67 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Solvang on a daily basis are 4.48 times less than than California average and 3.81 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Solvang are 2.75 times less than the daily state average and 2.54 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 93% safer than other cities of California and 77% 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 1003
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Solvang is 1 in 116
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Solvang is 1 in 104
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Solvang, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1003. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 116 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 104.

      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 decreased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Solvang has decreased by 40% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Solvang has decreased by 38% 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, CA4,468116618734
      Buellton, CA5,021589851,043
      Los Alamos, CA1,3511759311,106
      Ballard, CA3621819621,142
      Los Olivos, CA8711819621,142
      Solvang, CA5,552100865965

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fruitridge Pocket, CA5,5545813,0963,677
      Pecan Plantation, TX5,555134770903
      Gardnerville, NV5,5554121,8582,270
      Cullowhee, NC5,5563732,4622,836
      Red Oak, IA5,5477363,4954,230
      Solvang, CA5,552100865965
      Source: The Solvang, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.