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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 63%
Property crime 39%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCottonwood Heights/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime972n/a (estimate)2,8702,7252,346
Murder0n/a0.03.16.5
Rape11n/a32.555.738.4
Robbery11n/a32.541.973.9
Assault26n/a76.8159.9279.7
Violent crime48n/a (estimate)142261388
Burglary96n/a283.4290.6314.2
Theft742n/a2,190.71,857.31,398.0
Vehicle theft86n/a253.9316.6246.0
Property crime924n/a (estimate)2,7282,4641,958

Key findings

  • Cottonwood Heights crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cottonwood Heights are 63% lower than the national average
  • In Cottonwood Heights you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cottonwood Heights is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cottonwood Heights has increased by 14%

Cottonwood Heights crime map

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The Cottonwood Heights crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cottonwood Heights as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cottonwood Heights crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Cottonwood Heights (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Cottonwood Heights on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Utah and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Cottonwood Heights (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Utah, are 1.05 times more than the state average and 1.22 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Cottonwood Heights on a daily basis are 1.84 times less than than Utah average and 2.74 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Cottonwood Heights are 1.11 times more than the daily state average and 1.39 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Cottonwood Heights (higher is better)

      How safe is Cottonwood Heights, Utah compared to other cities in Utah and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Cottonwood Heights is safer than 28% of the cities in Utah and 37% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Utah and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Cottonwood Heights. Overall, Cottonwood Heights is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cottonwood Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cottonwood Heights is 1 in 706
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cottonwood Heights is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cottonwood Heights is 1 in 35
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Cottonwood Heights, Utah? If you reside in Cottonwood Heights, then there is a 1 in 706 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 37. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 35 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Cottonwood Heights.

      Year Over Year Crime In Cottonwood Heights (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Cottonwood Heights, Utah (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Cottonwood Heights has decreased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Cottonwood Heights has increased by 16%, and the total amount of crime in Cottonwood Heights has increased by 14% year over year.

      Cottonwood Heights police department

      ItemCottonwood HeightsUtahNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)433,469558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.22.43.3
      There are a total of 43 Cottonwood Heights police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.1% less than the Utah average and 61.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Utah

      StateTotal offendersUtah /100KNational /100K
      Utah8,736362266
      There are a total of 8,736 sex offenders in Utah. This yields a total of 362 sex offenders in Utah per 100,000 residents which is 36% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Emigration Canyon, UT1,77237346382
      Snyderville, UT6,03685801886
      Herriman, UT29,17666874939
      Summit Park, UT7,98692865956
      Alpine, UT10,129999391,038
      Granite, UT9351059951,101
      Highland, UT17,5441061,0051,112
      Cottonwood Heights, UT34,2741422,7282,870

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oildale, CA34,2777413,5854,325
      Evans, GA34,2702521,2631,514
      Westfield, IN34,28451748798
      Vestavia Hills, AL34,243871,2661,353
      Lauderdale Lakes, FL34,3217542,1352,889
      Cottonwood Heights, UT34,2741422,7282,870
      Source: The Cottonwood Heights, UT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.