Santa Barbara, CA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
2,748
Total Crimes
2,966.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
15.51%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Santa Barbara, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Santa Barbara is 2,966.6 per 100,000 people. That's 15.51% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 4.91% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,827.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Santa Barbara SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Santa Barbara Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Barbara
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,748 2,966.6 2,827.8 2,568.4
Murder 1 1.1 4.4 5.0
Robbery 89 96.1 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 248 267.7 266.5 246.8
Violent Crime 415 448.0 447.4 368.9
Burglary 261 281.8 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1,894 2,044.7 1,571.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 178 192.2 392.4 228.9
Property Crime 2,333 2,518.6 2,380.4 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Santa Barbara

415
Violent Crimes
448.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
21.45%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 223.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Santa Barbara each year. That compares to a 1 in 223.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Santa Barbara is 448.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 21.45% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 0.14% higher than the California violent crime rate of 447.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Santa Barbara

2,333
Property Crimes
2,518.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
14.51%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 39.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Santa Barbara each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Santa Barbara is 2,518.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 14.51% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 5.81% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,380.4 per 100,000 people.

Santa Barbara Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Santa Barbara

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Oxnard, CA 211,737 5,856 2,765.7 2,387.4 378.3
Thousand Oaks, CA 129,319 1,606 1,241.9 1,144.5 97.4
Camarillo, CA 68,218 919 1,347.2 1,232.8 114.3
Moorpark, CA 37,121 294 792.0 703.1 88.9
Goleta, CA 31,284 394 1,259.4 1,125.2 134.3
Fillmore, CA 15,928 174 1,092.4 847.6 244.9
Carpinteria, CA 13,712 234 1,706.5 1,546.1 160.4
Solvang, CA 6,013 58 964.6 864.8 99.8
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