How safe is Santa Barbara, CA?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate was lower than the national rate in 2018. Its rate of property crime was lower than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.7 /10

How we calculate this.


Santa Barbara has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2018

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Santa Barbara, CA

333.1

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Santa Barbara
Santa Rosa, CA

394.0

Higher than average crime
Lafayette, LA

450.0

Higher than average crime
Pensacola, FL

399.0

Higher than average crime
Santa Barbara, CA

1703.1

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Santa Barbara
Santa Rosa, CA

1424.0

Lower than average crime
Lafayette, LA

3162.0

Higher than average crime
Pensacola, FL

2322.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.