Utah’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

With a population of over 2.8 million people, Utah is a state with many cities including Provo, West Jorgan, West Valley City, Orem, and don’t forget its capital, Salt Lake City. Its key industries include mining, agriculture, and tourism. In fact, the word Utah itself comes from the Ute Native American tribe, meaning “people of the mountains”. It was one of the last states to be admitted to the United States in 1896, previously known as Utah Territory. From its low point at the Beaver Dam Wash to its high point at Kings Peak (more than 13,000 feet high), Utah is a great mix of mountains, bodies of water, and cities. Bordering Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, it’s possible to be in all four states at once. Whether you’re a lake person, a snow person, or just really into Mormon culture, Utah has something for you.

If you’re in Utah, make sure to check out:

  • Zion National Park: If you like to camp, climb, or hike, you’ll enjoy walking through these red cliffs in a huge national park.
  • Great Salt Lake: The largest lake West of the Mississippi River and the largest salt lake in the Western hemisphere, Great Salt Lake provides amazing views for you and your family.
  • Park City Mountain: For skiers and snowboarders in the crowd, be sure to make it to this ski resort in Park City.

Regardless of what brought you to Utah in the first place, you’re probably curious about its safest cities. Our number one pick is Smithfield in Cache County. With a population of over 11,000 people and a median income over $62,000, this city saw only .61 violent crimes and 3.07 property crimes for every 1,000 residents! Other top picks include Pleasant Grove, Salem, and Santa Clara/Ivins.

2.389

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

3.072
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
27.802

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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1
Smithfield, Utah
Smithfield
Safety Score: 89.75

Smithfield, UT

Population 11,409
Median Income 62,596
Households 3,071
Violent Crime 0.61
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 3.07
Property Crime -0.2

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
Pleasant Gr.
Safety Score: 89.31

Pleasant Grove, UT

Population 39,666
Median Income 66,881
Households 10,465
Violent Crime 0.73
Violent Crime +0.42
Property Crimes 3.3
Property Crime -3.16

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Salem, Utah
Salem
Safety Score: 89.09

Salem, UT

Population 8,086
Median Income 83,833
Households 1,968
Violent Crime 0.25
Violent Crime +0.25
Property Crimes 4.58
Property Crime -2.96

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Santa Clara/Ivins, Utah
Santa Clara.
Safety Score: 87.68

Santa Clara/Ivins, UT

Population 15,615
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.13
Violent Crime -0.07
Property Crimes 6.53
Property Crime -1.35

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
Saratoga Sp.
Safety Score: 86.35

Saratoga Springs, UT

Population 28,739
Median Income 88,804
Households 6,058
Violent Crime 0.49
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 7.79
Property Crime 0.48

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Lone Peak, Utah
Lone Peak
Safety Score: 85.99

Lone Peak, UT

Population 29,691
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.17
Violent Crime +0.03
Property Crimes 8.69
Property Crime 2.45

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Santaquin/Genola, Utah
Santaquin/G.
Safety Score: 85.61

Santaquin/Genola, UT

Population 12,900
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.39
Violent Crime -0.02
Property Crimes 9.15
Property Crime -1.92

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Kaysville, Utah
Kaysville
Safety Score: 85.11

Kaysville, UT

Population 31,873
Median Income 91,334
Households 8,320
Violent Crime 0.5
Violent Crime -0.08
Property Crimes 9.63
Property Crime 0.84

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Pleasant View, Utah
Pleasant Vi.
Safety Score: 85.05

Pleasant View, UT

Population 10,036
Median Income 90,802
Households 2,613
Violent Crime 0.3
Violent Crime -0.75
Property Crimes 10.06
Property Crime -2.09

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Spanish Fork, Utah
Spanish For.
Safety Score: 84.75

Spanish Fork, UT

Population 39,512
Median Income 70,780
Households 9,755
Violent Crime 0.56
Violent Crime +0.3
Property Crimes 10.07
Property Crime -3.97

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Mapleton, Utah
Mapleton
Safety Score: 84.72

Mapleton, UT

Population 9,772
Median Income 100,929
Households 2,410
Violent Crime 0.72
Violent Crime +0.51
Property Crimes 9.72
Property Crime 2.44

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Woods Cross, Utah
Woods Cross
Safety Score: 84.5

Woods Cross, UT

Population 11,627
Median Income 76,843
Households 3,568
Violent Crime 1.29
Violent Crime +0.86
Property Crimes 10.06
Property Crime -7.18

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Bluffdale, Utah
Bluffdale
Safety Score: 84.25

Bluffdale, UT

Population 12,718
Median Income 105,391
Households 2,716
Violent Crime 1.42
Violent Crime +1
Property Crimes 9.83
Property Crime -0.37

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Syracuse, Utah
Syracuse
Safety Score: 83.35

Syracuse, UT

Population 29,114
Median Income 90,778
Households 7,410
Violent Crime 0.86
Violent Crime +0.43
Property Crimes 11.61
Property Crime 0.69

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North Park, Utah
North Park
Safety Score: 83.25

North Park, UT

Population 15,658
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.77
Violent Crime +0.37
Property Crimes 11.94
Property Crime -1.98

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Heber, Utah
Heber
Safety Score: 83.06

Heber, UT

Population 15,653
Median Income 67,265
Households 4,224
Violent Crime 0.77
Violent Crime -0.3
Property Crimes 12.52
Property Crime 0.42

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Farmington, Utah
Farmington
Safety Score: 82.4

Farmington, UT

Population 24,040
Median Income 97,168
Households 6,433
Violent Crime 0.58
Violent Crime -0.02
Property Crimes 13.48
Property Crime -6.43

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North Ogden, Utah
North Ogden
Safety Score: 82.32

North Ogden, UT

Population 19,021
Median Income 78,926
Households 5,777
Violent Crime 0.63
Violent Crime +0.36
Property Crimes 13.67
Property Crime 1.77

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Logan, Utah
Logan
Safety Score: 82.3

Logan, UT

Population 51,059
Median Income 38,412
Households 16,466
Violent Crime 0.94
Violent Crime -0.04
Property Crimes 13.28
Property Crime -3.34

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Enoch, Utah
Enoch
Safety Score: 82.15

Enoch, UT

Population 6,691
Median Income 53,569
Households 1,645
Violent Crime 4.18
Violent Crime -0.86
Property Crimes 8.97
Property Crime -0.17

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Lehi, Utah
Lehi
Safety Score: 81.78

Lehi, UT

Population 63,605
Median Income 85,794
Households 15,011
Violent Crime 0.77
Violent Crime -0.5
Property Crimes 14.07
Property Crime 1.42

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Roy, Utah
Roy
Safety Score: 81.77

Roy, UT

Population 38,410
Median Income 66,333
Households 12,217
Violent Crime 1.28
Violent Crime +0.15
Property Crimes 13.51
Property Crime -4.86

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Hurricane, Utah
Hurricane
Safety Score: 80.53

Hurricane, UT

Population 16,592
Median Income 49,961
Households 5,170
Violent Crime 1.08
Violent Crime -0.37
Property Crimes 15.85
Property Crime -4.69

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Bountiful, Utah
Bountiful
Safety Score: 80.28

Bountiful, UT

Population 44,312
Median Income 69,611
Households 14,326
Violent Crime 1.06
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 15.93
Property Crime -0.98

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Clinton, Utah
Clinton
Safety Score: 80.01

Clinton, UT

Population 21,860
Median Income 76,378
Households 6,244
Violent Crime 0.78
Violent Crime +0.41
Property Crimes 16.61
Property Crime -0.41

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Tremonton, Utah
Tremonton
Safety Score: 79.21

Tremonton, UT

Population 8,551
Median Income 51,354
Households 2,536
Violent Crime 1.64
Violent Crime +0.44
Property Crimes 16.72
Property Crime -5.6

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Provo, Utah
Provo
Safety Score: 79.12

Provo, UT

Population 117,540
Median Income 44,312
Households 32,904
Violent Crime 1.26
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 17.32
Property Crime -6.12

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Payson, Utah
Payson
Safety Score: 79.09

Payson, UT

Population 20,010
Median Income 61,098
Households 5,364
Violent Crime 0.45
Violent Crime -0.21
Property Crimes 18.49
Property Crime -4.06

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Washington, Utah
Washington
Safety Score: 78.93

Washington, UT

Population 26,618
Median Income 56,697
Households 8,358
Violent Crime 1.16
Violent Crime -0.44
Property Crimes 17.58
Property Crime -2.64

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Sunset, Utah
Sunset
Safety Score: 78.53

Sunset, UT

Population 5,246
Median Income 56,864
Households 1,688
Violent Crime 1.72
Violent Crime +1.33
Property Crimes 17.92
Property Crime -0.77

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South Ogden, Utah
South Ogden
Safety Score: 78.48

South Ogden, UT

Population 17,177
Median Income 63,055
Households 6,149
Violent Crime 1.05
Violent Crime -0.18
Property Crimes 18.75
Property Crime -0.57

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Moab, Utah
Moab
Safety Score: 78.37

Moab, UT

Population 5,266
Median Income 48,448
Households 1,953
Violent Crime 6.27
Violent Crime +1.33
Property Crimes 12.72
Property Crime -1.15

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North Salt Lake, Utah
North Salt .
Safety Score: 78.36

North Salt Lake, UT

Population 21,053
Median Income 77,011
Households 6,175
Violent Crime 0.76
Violent Crime +0.08
Property Crimes 19.14
Property Crime 0.13

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Brigham City, Utah
Brigham Cit.
Safety Score: 77.55

Brigham City, UT

Population 19,150
Median Income 49,760
Households 6,471
Violent Crime 1.46
Violent Crime -0.55
Property Crimes 19.37
Property Crime -5.59

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Orem, Utah
Orem
Safety Score: 77.51

Orem, UT

Population 99,045
Median Income 58,077
Households 27,518
Violent Crime 0.7
Violent Crime +0.02
Property Crimes 20.35
Property Crime -5.24

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Clearfield, Utah
Clearfield
Safety Score: 77.29

Clearfield, UT

Population 30,994
Median Income 52,034
Households 9,532
Violent Crime 1.32
Violent Crime +0.38
Property Crimes 19.84
Property Crime -1.73

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Springville, Utah
Springville
Safety Score: 77.2

Springville, UT

Population 33,617
Median Income 63,724
Households 8,981
Violent Crime 0.45
Violent Crime -0.4
Property Crimes 21.03
Property Crime 0.71

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Cedar City, Utah
Cedar City
Safety Score: 76.1

Cedar City, UT

Population 31,624
Median Income 42,216
Households 9,887
Violent Crime 2.21
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 20.21
Property Crime -0.65

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Nephi, Utah
Nephi
Safety Score: 75.55

Nephi, UT

Population 5,859
Median Income 56,866
Households 1,896
Violent Crime 1.02
Violent Crime +0.3
Property Crimes 23.04
Property Crime -3.42

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American Fork/Cedar Hills, Utah
American Fo.
Safety Score: 75.43

American Fork/Cedar Hills, UT

Population 39,603
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.68
Violent Crime +0.07
Property Crimes 23.28
Property Crime 1.3

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Layton, Utah
Layton
Safety Score: 75.34

Layton, UT

Population 77,048
Median Income 71,883
Households 23,173
Violent Crime 1.38
Violent Crime -0.18
Property Crimes 22.45
Property Crime 0.74

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South Jordan, Utah
South Jorda.
Safety Score: 75.14

South Jordan, UT

Population 72,533
Median Income 99,856
Households 19,350
Violent Crime 0.62
Violent Crime -0.13
Property Crimes 23.73
Property Crime 1.72

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Grantsville, Utah
Grantsville
Safety Score: 74.02

Grantsville, UT

Population 10,731
Median Income 66,726
Households 2,997
Violent Crime 2.8
Violent Crime +0.46
Property Crimes 23.11
Property Crime 6.04

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Centerville, Utah
Centerville
Safety Score: 73.94

Centerville, UT

Population 17,635
Median Income 84,436
Households 5,512
Violent Crime 0.62
Violent Crime -1.36
Property Crimes 25.63
Property Crime -8.9

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West Bountiful, Utah
West Bounti.
Safety Score: 73.64

West Bountiful, UT

Population 5,625
Median Income 88,125
Households 1,664
Violent Crime 1.78
Violent Crime -0.56
Property Crimes 25.42
Property Crime -0.3

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Lindon, Utah
Lindon
Safety Score: 73.04

Lindon, UT

Population 11,085
Median Income 81,789
Households 2,747
Violent Crime 0.99
Violent Crime +0.53
Property Crimes 26.7
Property Crime -0.04

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Cottonwood .
Safety Score: 70.29

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Population 34,400
Median Income 86,207
Households 12,661
Violent Crime 1.83
Violent Crime +0.67
Property Crimes 29.27
Property Crime 2.66

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Richfield, Utah
Richfield
Safety Score: 69.84

Richfield, UT

Population 7,755
Median Income 42,269
Households 2,522
Violent Crime 1.29
Violent Crime +0.37
Property Crimes 31.21
Property Crime -5.91

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West Jordan, Utah
West Jordan
Safety Score: 68.76

West Jordan, UT

Population 115,390
Median Income 72,083
Households 32,551
Violent Crime 2.56
Violent Crime -0.16
Property Crimes 30.67
Property Crime -1.41

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Draper, Utah
Draper
Safety Score: 68.05

Draper, UT

Population 48,197
Median Income 110,270
Households 13,278
Violent Crime 1.56
Violent Crime -0.01
Property Crimes 32.95
Property Crime 3.24

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulationMedian IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Park City, UT8,415104,1823.92 -31.37 -3.5767.87
52Sandy, UT96,95787,0122.24 32.95 1.1267.38
53Tooele, UT34,11258,7703.25 -34.74 -1.0665.1
54Harrisville, UT6,51270,8490.61 43.92 1.3861.3
55Roosevelt, UT7,05762,4084.11 43.79 1.4258.78
56West Valley, UT137,76259,9545.82 42.37 1.4358.13
57Ogden, UT87,32343,3615.3 43.45 1.657.53
58Price, UT8,31345,3882.04 50.4 2.0455.29
59Riverdale, UT8,74555,4282.74 68.15 2.1742.7
60Murray, UT49,65057,6624.85 68.64 1.4740.64
61South Salt Lake, UT24,81141,4579.47 79.44 2.2629.47
62Salt Lake City, UT194,96854,0098.79 80.5 2.3129.11

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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