One of the reasons why I decided to take my family to Santa Barbara is because it is known to be a very safe City.
Santa Barbara is a very popular destination with tourists.
The area has a lot of beach resorts. Just 20 miles offshore is the Channel Islands National Park. This area off the coast of Santa Barbara is easily accessible by boat. My family and I decided to take a charter fishing trip while we were in Santa Barbara. I parked the car in the parking lot at the marina. I locked the car and my family and I were gone all day. When I came back to the parking lot, the front window of the car was broken. Someone rummaged through the car looking for anything of value. They took my watch which was sitting in the middle console. They took my wife’s purse and it was under the front seat. They took my daughter’s iPad and my son’s video game system. Santa Barbara was supposed to be a safe place, but I had to call the police and make a report. While I was talking to the officer, the guy mentioned that the crime rates have doubled since a recreational marijuana dispensary opened up at the south end of town. The recreational marijuana dispensary had only been open for a month and there were already 14 crimes within a two-block radius of the marijuana shop. I was lucky that the car wasn’t stolen. My family and I could have been left on the side of the road with no vehicle at all.