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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 77%
Property crime 6%
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 peoplePayson/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime396n/a (estimate)1,9322,7252,346
Murder0n/a0.03.16.5
Rape2n/a9.855.738.4
Robbery4n/a19.541.973.9
Assault12n/a58.5159.9279.7
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)88261388
Burglary34n/a165.9290.6314.2
Theft317n/a1,546.51,857.31,398.0
Vehicle theft27n/a131.7316.6246.0
Property crime378n/a (estimate)1,8442,4641,958

Key findings

  • Payson crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Payson are 77% lower than the national average
  • In Payson you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Payson is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Payson has increased by 13%

Payson crime map

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The Payson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Payson 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 Payson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Payson (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Payson, UT per 100,000 people. In Payson, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.41 times less than the Utah average and 1.21 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Payson is 2.97 times less than the Utah average and 4.42 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Payson has a daily crime rate that is 1.34 times less than the Utah average and 1.06 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Payson (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Utah and all other cities across the US, is Payson safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Payson is safer than 50% of other cities in the state of Utah. In addition, Payson is safer than 55% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Utah and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Payson. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Payson is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Payson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Payson is 1 in 1139
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Payson is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Payson is 1 in 52
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Payson? In Payson, UT you have a 1 in 1139 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Payson.

      Year Over Year Crime In Payson (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Payson is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Payson has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 12% in Payson, while property crimes in Payson have increased by 14%. Total crime has increased by 13% year over year.

      Payson police department

      ItemPaysonUtahNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)203,469558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.02.43.3
      There are a total of 20 Payson police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.4% less than the Utah average and 67.7% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Woodland Hills, UT1,37545426471
      Mapleton, UT9,01436488524
      Santaquin, UT10,37240502542
      Salem, UT7,24711562573
      Benjamin, UT1,63379742820
      Genola, UT1,18884791874
      Elk Ridge, UT3,0371049821,086
      Payson, UT19,480881,8441,932

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Allendale, MI19,4755171,4731,990
      Johnston, IA19,491829891,071
      Mead Valley, CA19,4686693,2373,906
      Norwood, OH19,4623472,0752,422
      Sand Springs, OK19,509954,5044,599
      Payson, UT19,480881,8441,932
      Source: The Payson, 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.