50 Safest Cities
With a population of over 2.8 million people, Utah is a state with many cities including Provo, West Jordan, 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.
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.
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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Pleasant Grove, UT
Santa Clara/Ivins, UT
Saratoga Springs, UT
Lone Peak, UT
Pleasant View, UT
Spanish Fork, UT
Woods Cross, UT
North Park, UT
North Ogden, UT
South Ogden, UT
North Salt Lake, UT
Brigham City, UT
Cedar City, UT
American Fork/Cedar Hills, UT
South Jordan, UT
West Bountiful, UT
Cottonwood Heights, UT
West Jordan, UT
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 Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Law Officer||Safety Score|
|51||Park City, UT||8,415||104,182||3.92 -||31.37 -||3.57||67.87|
|53||Tooele, UT||34,112||58,770||3.25 -||34.74 -||1.06||65.1|
|56||West Valley, UT||137,762||59,954||5.82||42.37||1.43||58.13|
|61||South Salt Lake, UT||24,811||41,457||9.47||79.44||2.26||29.47|
|62||Salt Lake City, UT||194,968||54,009||8.79||80.5||2.31||29.11|
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- 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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