Reported Annual Crime In Salt Lake City

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalt Lake City/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17,407n/a (estimate)8,9283,0192,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalt Lake City/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a5.12.45.3
Rape334n/a171.354.741.7
Robbery508n/a260.647.398.0
Assault861n/a441.6134.5248.9
Violent crime1,713n/a (estimate)879239394
Burglary1,884n/a966.3381.0430.4
Theft11,924n/a6,115.92,092.11,694.4
Vehicle theft1,886n/a967.3307.2237.4
Property crime15,694n/a (estimate)8,0502,7802,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Salt Lake City, UT for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Salt Lake City, UT is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Salt Lake City, UT crime rates are 196% higher than in comparison to the Utah mean and are 224% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Salt Lake City, UT has a rate that is 268% higher than the Utah average; compared to the United States, it is 123% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Salt Lake City, UT is 190% higher than its state's mean, and 241% higher than the country's average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salt Lake City is 224% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 24.46 daily crimes that occur in Salt Lake City.
  • Salt Lake City is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salt Lake City you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salt Lake City has decreased by 12%.

Compare Salt Lake City, UT Crime To Other Cities

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

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Salt Lake City, UT per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Utah as well as national figures. In Salt Lake City, UT the total number of daily crimes is 2.96 times more than the Utah average and 3.24 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Salt Lake City, UT are 3.68 times more than the Utah average and 2.23 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Salt Lake City, UT has a daily crime rate that is 2.90 times more than the Utah average and 3.41 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Salt Lake City (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Salt Lake City, UT in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Utah as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Salt Lake City, UT to other cities in the state and across the country, Salt Lake City, UT is 1% safer than other cities of Utah and 2% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Utah cities and all around the United States, Salt Lake City, UT has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Salt Lake City, UT crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

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 114
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salt Lake City is 1 in 13
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salt Lake City is 1 in 12
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Salt Lake City, UT? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Salt Lake City, UT you have a 1 in 114 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 13 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Salt Lake City, UT.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Salt Lake City, UT is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Salt Lake City, UT has increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Salt Lake City, UT has decreased by 14% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Salt Lake City, UT has decreased by 12% 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
Utah7,046282222
There are a total of 7,046 sex offenders in Utah. This yields a total of 282 sex offenders in Utah per 100,000 residents which is 27% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Emigration Canyon, UT1,77234390424
Woods Cross, UT10,9301291,0061,135
Alta, UT349971,1231,220
Granite, UT935971,1231,220
Holladay, UT30,7931031,2011,304
Bountiful, UT43,4281061,5931,699
North Salt Lake, UT18,753761,9141,990
Salt Lake City, UT191,4468798,0508,928

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spring Valley, NV190,6617673,6024,368
Sunrise Manor, NV192,8731,0264,8185,844
Mobile, AL193,7177405,4546,194
Grand Rapids, MI193,8877122,0732,785
Huntsville, AL188,9739054,7305,635
Salt Lake City, UT191,4468798,0508,928
Source: The Salt Lake City, UT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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