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Total crime 124%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 135%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleSalt Lake City/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,8945,582 (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 crime1,442624 (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 crime11,4524,958 (estimate)5,6572,1692,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 124% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 65% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 32% of the cities in Utah
  • Year over year crime in Salt Lake City has decreased by 8%

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

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Downtown (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 161
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 18

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

      Salt Lake City police department

      ItemDowntownSalt Lake CityUtah
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5833,469
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.02.4

      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 Downtown, 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.