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Santa Barbara County, California Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Santa Barbara County, California. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Santa Barbara County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Santa Barbara County, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 86,214 total crimes reported in Santa Barbara County, California (13,205 of them violent). Of the 8,621 crimes that transpire each year in Santa Barbara County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Santa Barbara County, California 24 times each day. This includes 81 murders, 1,012 rapes, and over fifty-six thousand thefts (including 5,996 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Santa Barbara County, California for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Santa Barbara County has climbed by 29 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 35 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Santa Barbara County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over eleven thousand for Santa Barbara County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Santa Barbara County, California (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Santa Barbara County, California (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Santa Barbara County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Santa Barbara County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.