Many students say they feel relatively safe at UCSB; however, you have to watch out for bike theft and car vandalism. The campus has partnerships with the University of California Police Department and employs several safety escorts to patrol campus during the late hours, so there is never a reason to not feel safe. UCSB safety services are easily accessible and can be found within dorms and student hot spots—just be careful you are not caught doing anything illegal.
Overall, the campus provides services that ensure all students feel safe; however, that cannot be fully said for Isla Vista. Several incidents of sexual assault and alcohol-related crimes are reported throughout the year, due to the influx of out-of-towners and non-UCSB students. The best advice is to stay with friends and avoid overly drunken people. If you are ever concerned about your safety, the CSOs (safety escorts) and Isla Vista Foot Patrol are only a call away and respond almost immediately.