The City of Goleta continues to be recognized as one of the safest places to live in California, according to a study conducted by SafeWise, an online service aimed at providing consumers with an idea of what communities all over the United States are doing to stay safe and secure. Goleta placed in the top 50 safest cities in California, coming in at number 50. Goleta is the only city within Santa Barbara County to make the top 100. In order to compile the safest city list, SafeWise uses recent FBI crime data, reported crimes and the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.
This is just one of several times that the City of Goleta has been recognized as an exceptionally safe community: