Santa Barbara has a population of 92,508. During the past three years, Santa Barbara saw 9,413 arrests. For 2017, the Santa Barbara's arrest rate totaled 310.89 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 1.79% makes Santa Barbara lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 377 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Santa Barbara also totaled 2,499 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Buellton and Carpinteria, Santa Barbara is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Santa Barbara had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Santa Barbara averaged 377 violent crimes and 2,499 non-violent crimes.
The city of Santa Barbara experienced 4,189 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 14 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 433 was for legacy rape and 71 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 965, and the aggravated assault total was 2,706.