Santa Maria, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
2,429
Total Crimes
2,247.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-9.27%
Below National Average
239 out of 461
In California
6,650 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Santa Maria, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Santa Maria is 2,247.0 per 100,000 people. That's -9.27% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -18.95% lower than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 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.

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Santa Maria SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
4
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Maria
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,429 2,247.0 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 6 5.6 4.3 5.0
Robbery 159 147.1 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 272 251.6 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 497 459.8 441.2 366.7
Burglary 377 348.8 386.1 340.5
Larceny 979 905.6 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 576 532.8 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 1,932 1,787.2 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Santa Maria

497
Violent Crimes
459.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
25.38%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 217.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Santa Maria each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Santa Maria is 459.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 25.38% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 4.20% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Santa Maria

1,932
Property Crimes
1,787.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
-15.29%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 56.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Santa Maria each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Santa Maria is 1,787.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -15.29% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -23.33% lower than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Santa Maria 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 Maria

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lompoc, CA 42,818 1,348 3,148.2 2,468.6 679.6
Arroyo Grande, CA 18,188 302 1,660.4 1,512.0 148.4
Grover Beach, CA 13,574 252 1,856.5 1,760.7 95.8
Guadalupe, CA 7,696 97 1,260.4 1,065.5 194.9
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