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Goleta Again Named a Top 50 Safest City in California

Post Date:06/28/2016 10:24 AM

Goleta, CA - 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.

“Public safety is a top priority for the City of Goleta, and it is rewarding to be recognized for our safe community,” said Mayor Jim Farr.  The Goleta Police Department works extremely hard to make our City safe for residents and visitors. I would like to acknowledge each and every one of them for their work. I also want to thank the residents for collaborating with law enforcement and looking out for one another.”

This is just one of several times that the City of Goleta has been recognized as an exceptionally safe community:

Since the City of Goleta was incorporated in 2002, the City has contracted with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services and protection.  Click here for more information on the City’s public safety.

To see the 2016 SafeWise list of the 50 Safest Cities in California, explore

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