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Crime rates
With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 14 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Goleta is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 65% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Goleta is one in 70. Compared to communities within California, Goleta's crime rate is lower than nearly 82% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Goleta is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

The crime data was collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.

Goleta's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Goleta is one in 753.

The property crime rate in Goleta is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Goleta than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here Just one in 77.

Description of Goleta
Goleta is a city in southern Santa Barbara County, California, USA. Goleta is a suburb that has largely avoided the suburban sprawl that characterizes other parts of southern California. Nearby Santa Barbara tends to attract tourists and houses most of the area's residents.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.4 square miles (68 km2), of which 26.3 square miles (68 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.38%) is water.

The University of California Santa Barbara is the major center of economic activity in the area, both directly and through the numerous associated service industry activities which exist for the staff and students.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Goleta had a population of 29,888. The population density was 3,747.9 people per square mile (1,447.1/km²). The racial makeup of Goleta was 20,833 (69.7%) White, 469 (1.6%) African American, 283 (0.9%) Native American, 2,728 (9.1%) Asian, 26 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 4,182 (14.0%) from other races.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,314.The per capita income for the CDP was $28,890. About 2.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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