Santa Maria makes the top 10 most violent city list
November 11, 2013
Santa Maria made the top 10 most violent California city list with a crime rate of 6.78 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, according to the FBI’s 2012 crime report.
Leading the state is Oakland, followed by Stockton, Richmond, Antioch, Modesto and Vallejo. Santa Maria is number 10.
According to the FBI report, nationally violent crime rates increased 1.2 percent in 2012 over 2011. Violent crimes include murder, robbery, forcible rape, and aggravated assault.
In 2012, Santa Maria had 21 reported rapes, 140 robberies and 520 aggravated assaults.