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19%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
67%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
10%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorth Salt Lake/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime429n/a (estimate)1,8922,1372,324
Murder0n/a0.02.06.3
Rape13n/a57.359.540.0
Robbery1n/a4.429.666.1
Assault14n/a61.7150.7268.2
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)123242370
Burglary54n/a238.1201.7269.8
Theft289n/a1,274.31,485.11,401.9
Vehicle theft58n/a255.7208.4282.7
Property crime401n/a (estimate)1,7681,8951,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in North Salt Lake, UT

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in North Salt Lake is 18.6% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 28 violent crimes reported in North Salt Lake, equivalent to 123 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 66.6%. Additionally, North Salt Lake recorded 401 property crimes, amounting to 1768 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 9.5%.

In the most recently reported crime year, North Salt Lake registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in North Salt Lake is very similar to the national average. North Salt Lake had a property crime rate of 1768, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in North Salt Lake?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in North Salt Lake. Based on the results of the surveys (8 responses), 63% of people felt that there was very little crime in North Salt Lake and felt safe walking alone at night. While 38% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is North Salt Lake a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is North Salt Lake a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the North Salt Lake crime rate is 19% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 1.18 crimes per day - 0.08 violent crimes and 1.1 property crimes.

Has Crime in North Salt Lake Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in North Salt Lake has decreased by 12.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not North Salt Lake is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 21.7%, while property crime has decreased by 14.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in North Salt Lake.

Potential Causes for Crime in North Salt Lake

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in North Salt Lake crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. North Salt Lake has an unemployment rate of 2.2%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

North Salt Lake has a population density of 2447.5 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower North Salt Lake crime rates.

North Salt Lake has an average rental rate of $1,268 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

North Salt Lake crime map



The North Salt Lake crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in North Salt Lake as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The North Salt Lake crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the North Salt Lake crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • North Salt Lake crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in North Salt Lake are 67% lower than the national average
  • In North Salt Lake you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • North Salt Lake is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in North Salt Lake has decreased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In North Salt Lake (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in North Salt Lake 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 North Salt Lake (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Utah, are 1.13 times less than the state average and 1.23 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in North Salt Lake on a daily basis are 1.96 times less than than Utah average and 3.00 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in North Salt Lake are 1.07 times less than the daily state average and 1.11 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is North Salt Lake (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in North Salt Lake in comparison to other Utah communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is North Salt Lake safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show North Salt Lake being safer than 41% of cities in Utah and 57% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Utah cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to North Salt Lake. In conclusion, North Salt Lake ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in North Salt Lake

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in North Salt Lake is 1 in 810
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in North Salt Lake is 1 in 57
        The chance of being a victim of crime in North Salt Lake is 1 in 53
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in North Salt Lake? In North Salt Lake, you have a 1 in 810 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 57. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in North Salt Lake, UT is 1 in 53.

        Year Over Year Crime In North Salt Lake (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in North Salt Lake, UT is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in North Salt Lake has increased by 16%, while the property crime rate in North Salt Lake has decreased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, North Salt Lake has decreased by 16% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        North Salt Lake police department

        Item North Salt Lake Utah National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)233,469558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.43.3
        There are a total of 23 North Salt Lake police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.9% less than the Utah average and 58% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Utah

        State Total offenders Utah /100K National /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

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Emigration Canyon, UT1,59834266300
        Fruit Heights, UT6,20594736830
        Kaysville, UT31,95764791854
        Holladay, UT30,461105819923
        Morgan, UT4,2591159011,016
        Bountiful, UT43,9911111,1971,308
        Farmington, UT24,4391691,3241,493
        North Salt Lake, UT20,7211231,7681,892

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Mokena, IL20,72055782837
        Park Forest, IL20,7153111,3731,685
        Murphy, TX20,71142695737
        Lumberton, NC20,7042,40011,23113,631
        Sidney, OH20,6983002,2952,595
        North Salt Lake, UT20,7211231,7681,892
        Source: The North Salt Lake, UT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.