Safest Places to Live in Utah 2020

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Last Update: December 12, 2017 Living

Utah is a state located in the western part of the United States. It became a state relatively late (in 1896) as a result of the expansion to the west. It is the 31st most populous state, with slightly over 3 million residents.

Utah borders Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. The capital and the largest city is Salt Lake City, with approximately 190,000 residents.

Transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and outdoor recreation have all been increasingly important for the state’s economy. In 2013, Utah was the second-fastest growing state by population in the US. Also, Utah has the least income inequality of all the states, which is definitely something to be proud of. In addition, it was named the best state to live in by various criteria, such as the economy, lifestyle, and health.

In the period from 2016 to 2017, the violent crime rate in Utah went up by 0.1%. However, due to the increase in Utah’s population, this was a 1.8% drop per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

20 Safest Places in Utah 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Mapleton 10041 1 0,10
2 Salem 8496 1 0,12
3 Lone Peak 29969 7 0,23
4 Santaquin/Genola 13584 4 0,29
5 Spanish Fork 40095 12 0,30
6 North Ogden 19771 6 0,30
7 North Park 15713 6 0,38
8 Payson 20079 10 0,50
9 Richfield 7777 4 0,51
10 Santa Clara/Ivins 16671 9 0,54
11 American Fork/Cedar Hills 40366 22 0,55
12 Clinton 22179 13 0,59
13 Farmington 25006 15 0,60
14 Kanab 4729 3 0,63
15 Springville 33824 23 0,68
16 Orem 99221 69 0,70
17 Pleasant Grove 39641 29 0,73
18 Kaysville 32404 24 0,74
19 Syracuse 30301 23 0,76
20 Bluffdale 14648 13 0,89

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Crime Score in All Cities in Utah 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Utah cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Alta 385 0 0,00
2 Aurora 1047 0 0,00
3 Spring City 1053 0 0,00
4 Monticello 1995 0 0,00
5 Salina 2560 4 1,56
6 Springdale 601 1 1,66
7 Helper 2075 4 1,93
8 Garland 2541 5 1,97
9 Big Water 500 1 2,00
10 Willard 1872 6 3,21

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Salem 8496 1 0,12
2 Richfield 7777 4 0,51
3 Kanab 4729 3 0,63
4 Tremonton 8764 9 1,03
5 Harrisville 6678 7 1,05
6 Mount Pleasant 3440 4 1,16
7 Nephi 6037 9 1,49
8 La Verkin 4387 9 2,05
9 Ephraim 7302 16 2,19
10 Riverdale 8795 23 2,62
11 Sunset 5304 15 2,83
12 West Bountiful 5705 18 3,16
13 Roosevelt 6962 22 3,16
14 Price 8201 34 4,15
15 Enoch 6892 31 4,50
16 Parowan 3073 14 4,56
17 Park City 8491 51 6,01
18 Moab 5274 33 6,26

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Mapleton 10041 1 0,10
2 Lone Peak 29969 7 0,23
3 Santaquin/Genola 13584 4 0,29
4 North Ogden 19771 6 0,30
5 North Park 15713 6 0,38
6 Payson 20079 10 0,50
7 Santa Clara/Ivins 16671 9 0,54
8 Clinton 22179 13 0,59
9 Farmington 25006 15 0,60
10 Bluffdale 14648 13 0,89
11 Woods Cross 11600 11 0,95
12 Pleasant View 10663 11 1,03
13 Hurricane 17676 22 1,24
14 Washington 27705 35 1,26
15 North Salt Lake 21190 27 1,27
16 Centerville 18013 23 1,28
17 Brigham City 19362 28 1,45
18 South Ogden 17174 25 1,46
19 Heber 16527 26 1,57
20 Grantsville 11326 29 2,56
21 Vernal 10484 32 3,05
22 South Salt Lake 25160 242 9,62

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Spanish Fork 40095 12 0,30
2 American Fork/Cedar Hills 40366 22 0,55
3 Springville 33824 23 0,68
4 Orem 99221 69 0,70
5 Pleasant Grove 39641 29 0,73
6 Kaysville 32404 24 0,74
7 Syracuse 30301 23 0,76
8 Lehi 65125 59 0,91
9 Bountiful 44317 43 0,97
10 Saratoga Springs 31786 32 1,01
11 South Jordan 74321 77 1,04
12 Cottonwood Heights 34054 43 1,26
13 Logan 51508 70 1,36
14 Roy 38834 53 1,36
15 Sandy 97057 159 1,64
16 Layton 78052 134 1,72
17 Draper 48518 84 1,73
18 Provo 117986 207 1,75
19 Clearfield 31558 59 1,87
20 Cedar City 32242 70 2,17
21 St. George 86202 196 2,27
22 West Jordan 115392 298 2,58
23 Tooele 35065 104 2,97
24 Murray 49675 216 4,35
25 Ogden 87616 417 4,76
26 West Valley 137132 945 6,89
27 Salt Lake City 202633 1480 7,30

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

Thank you!

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