Santa Maria has a population of 107,424. During the past three years, Santa Maria saw 9,412 arrests. For 2017, the Santa Maria's arrest rate totaled 263.44 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 16.78% makes Santa Maria lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 476 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Santa Maria also totaled 2,354 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Buellton and Carpinteria, Santa Maria is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Santa Maria had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Santa Maria averaged 476 violent crimes and 2,354 non-violent crimes.
The city of Santa Maria experienced 6,512 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 58 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 362 was for legacy rape and 78 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 1,489, and the aggravated assault total was 4,525.