Monday, March 19 , 2018, 3:54 am | Fair 41º


Study Ranks Goleta, Carpinteria and Solvang Among Top 100 Safest Cities in California

Three communities that receive front-line law enforcement services from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department have been ranked among the top 100 safest cities in California, according to a recent study published by ValuePenguin.

The City of Solvang ranked among the top 40 safest cities at No. 35 with a score of 461. The City of Goleta came in at No. 71 with a score of 617, and the City of Carpinteria was ranked at No. 90 with a score of 698.

The rating is based on a comparison and analysis of a variety of crime metrics sourced from 417 California towns and cities. Crime scores ranged from 103 to almost 7,000 with an average of 1,290. The score also took into account several factors including both the amount of violent and property-related crimes per 1,000 people.

Click here for more information on the study.

The Sheriff’s Department wants to congratulate the residents in all three of our contract cities for being recognized with the high ranking and for the role they play in keeping our communities safe.

— Kelly Hoover is a public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >