Safest Places to Live in Utah of June 2024

Last Update: March 11, 2023 Living

Utah is a state located in the western part of the United States. It became a state relatively late (in 1896) due to 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, research, government services, mining, and outdoor recreation have become increasingly important for the state’s economy. In 2013, Utah was the second-fastest growing state by population in the US. It was also named the best state to live in by various criteria, such as the economy, lifestyle, and health. Also, Utah has the least income inequality of all the states, which is definitely something to be proud of.

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, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Utah of June 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Salem8 76000,00
2Spanish Fork40 60470,17
3Mapleton10 46320,19
4Pleasant View11 13740,36
5American Fork/Cedar Hills43 610180,41
6Santa Clara/Ivins17 34690,52
7Santaquin/Genola14 28880,56
8Springville33 542190,57
9North Park16 411100,61
10Heber17 142110,64

Crime Score in All Cities in Utah of June 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Utah cities.

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:
3Aurora1 05300,00
4Naples2 11320,95
5Salina2 57341,55
6Helper2 07752,41
7Monticello1 99873,50
8Big Water50635,93

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Salem8 76000,00
2Richfield7 95260,75
3Nephi6 20750,81
4Mount Pleasant3 51741,14
5Tremonton9 038141,55
6Harrisville6 845111,61
7Kanab4 85081,65
8La Verkin4 44281,80
9West Bountiful5 790111,90
10Sunset5 364122,24
11Enoch7 199202,78
12Ephraim7 449212,82
13Riverdale8 821262,95
14Roosevelt7 189304,17
15Park City8 620546,26
16Moab5 349427,85

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Mapleton10 46320,19
2Pleasant View11 13740,36
3Santa Clara/Ivins17 34690,52
4Santaquin/Genola14 28880,56
5North Park16 411100,61
6Heber17 142110,64
7Farmington25 409190,75
8Clinton22 544170,75
9North Ogden20 352170,84
10Washington29 047291,00
11Payson19 981201,00
12North Salt Lake21 501251,16
13Centerville18 018211,17
14South Ogden17 215251,45
15Bluffdale15 976251,56
16Hurricane18 850361,91
17Brigham City19 592412,09
18Grantsville11 942363,01
19Woods Cross11 531423,64
20South Salt Lake25 5992058,01

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Spanish Fork40 60470,17
2American Fork/Cedar Hills43 610180,41
3Springville33 542190,57
4Kaysville32 691230,70
5Syracuse31 230250,80
6Bountiful44 280360,81
7Orem98 686890,90
8South Jordan77 645730,94
9Pleasant Grove39 066391,00
10Provo117 1891351,15
11Draper49 112691,40
12Roy39 001551,41
13Saratoga Springs33 647531,58
14Cottonwood Heights34 183541,58
15Layton78 5851291,64
16Clearfield32 217561,74
17Sandy97 7971871,91
18St. George89 1601812,03
19Tooele35 719732,04
20Logan52 0291132,17
21West Jordan117 6442642,24
22Cedar City33 614932,77
23Ogden87 8753844,37
24Murray49 6422184,39
25West Valley137 2699606,99
26Salt Lake City202 4261 4427,12

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?

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