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Safest Places to Live in Utah 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Mapleton1004110,10
2Salem849610,12
3Lone Peak2996970,23
4Santaquin/Genola1358440,29
5Spanish Fork40095120,30
6North Ogden1977160,30
7North Park1571360,38
8Payson20079100,50
9Richfield777740,51
10Santa Clara/Ivins1667190,54
11American Fork/Cedar Hills40366220,55
12Clinton22179130,59
13Farmington25006150,60
14Kanab472930,63
15Springville33824230,68
16Orem99221690,70
17Pleasant Grove39641290,73
18Kaysville32404240,74
19Syracuse30301230,76
20Bluffdale14648130,89

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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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Alta38500,00
2Aurora104700,00
3Spring City105300,00
4Monticello199500,00
5Salina256041,56
6Springdale60111,66
7Helper207541,93
8Garland254151,97
9Big Water50012,00
10Willard187263,21

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Salem849610,12
2Richfield777740,51
3Kanab472930,63
4Tremonton876491,03
5Harrisville667871,05
6Mount Pleasant344041,16
7Nephi603791,49
8La Verkin438792,05
9Ephraim7302162,19
10Riverdale8795232,62
11Sunset5304152,83
12West Bountiful5705183,16
13Roosevelt6962223,16
14Price8201344,15
15Enoch6892314,50
16Parowan3073144,56
17Park City8491516,01
18Moab5274336,26

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Mapleton1004110,10
2Lone Peak2996970,23
3Santaquin/Genola1358440,29
4North Ogden1977160,30
5North Park1571360,38
6Payson20079100,50
7Santa Clara/Ivins1667190,54
8Clinton22179130,59
9Farmington25006150,60
10Bluffdale14648130,89
11Woods Cross11600110,95
12Pleasant View10663111,03
13Hurricane17676221,24
14Washington27705351,26
15North Salt Lake21190271,27
16Centerville18013231,28
17Brigham City19362281,45
18South Ogden17174251,46
19Heber16527261,57
20Grantsville11326292,56
21Vernal10484323,05
22South Salt Lake251602429,62

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Spanish Fork40095120,30
2American Fork/Cedar Hills40366220,55
3Springville33824230,68
4Orem99221690,70
5Pleasant Grove39641290,73
6Kaysville32404240,74
7Syracuse30301230,76
8Lehi65125590,91
9Bountiful44317430,97
10Saratoga Springs31786321,01
11South Jordan74321771,04
12Cottonwood Heights34054431,26
13Logan51508701,36
14Roy38834531,36
15Sandy970571591,64
16Layton780521341,72
17Draper48518841,73
18Provo1179862071,75
19Clearfield31558591,87
20Cedar City32242702,17
21St. George862021962,27
22West Jordan1153922982,58
23Tooele350651042,97
24Murray496752164,35
25Ogden876164174,76
26West Valley1371329456,89
27Salt Lake City20263314807,30

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.

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