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Total crime 156%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 168%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalt Lake City/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,894n/a (estimate)6,3702,4052,489
Murder13n/a6.42.25.0
Rape234n/a115.656.842.6
Robbery403n/a199.135.181.6
Assault792n/a391.3141.4250.2
Violent crime1,442n/a (estimate)712236379
Burglary1,290n/a637.3276.7340.5
Theft8,902n/a4,397.71,682.41,549.5
Vehicle theft1,260n/a622.5210.2219.9
Property crime11,452n/a (estimate)5,6572,1692,110

Key findings

  • Salt Lake City crime rates are 156% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Salt Lake City are 88% higher than the national average
  • In Salt Lake City you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Salt Lake City is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Salt Lake City has decreased by 8%

Salt Lake City crime map

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

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

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Salt Lake City, per 100,000 residents. In Salt Lake City, the total number of daily crimes is 2.65 times more than the Utah average and 2.56 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Salt Lake City are 3.02 times more than the Utah average and 1.88 times more than the national average. For property crime, Salt Lake City has a daily crime rate that is 2.61 times more than the Utah average and 2.68 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Salt Lake City (higher is better)

      Is Salt Lake City safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Utah as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Salt Lake City to other cities in the state and across the country, Salt Lake City is 1% safer than other cities of Utah and 4% safer than other cities in the nation. Salt Lake City has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salt Lake City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salt Lake City is 1 in 141
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salt Lake City is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Salt Lake City is 1 in 16
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Salt Lake City? In Salt Lake City, UT you have a 1 in 141 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 18 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Salt Lake City.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Salt Lake City, UT is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Salt Lake City has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Salt Lake City has decreased by 8% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Salt Lake City has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Salt Lake City police department

      ItemSalt Lake CityUtahNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5833,469558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.43.3
      There are a total of 583 Salt Lake City police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.7% greater than the Utah average and 6.8% 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
      Emigration Canyon, UT1,77233304338
      Granite, UT93595876972
      Holladay, UT30,7931029371,039
      Bountiful, UT43,428811,0091,091
      South Jordan, UT62,751941,4481,542
      North Salt Lake, UT18,7531161,5951,712
      Centerville, UT16,7271171,6041,720
      Salt Lake City, UT191,4467125,6576,370

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Spring Valley, NV190,6616813,2023,883
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,8739114,2835,195
      Mobile, AL193,7176574,9275,584
      Grand Rapids, MI193,8876371,9082,545
      Huntsville, AL188,9734752,4852,960
      Salt Lake City, UT191,4467125,6576,370
      Source: The Salt Lake City, UT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.