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Total crime 333%
Violent crime 149%
Property crime 370%
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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 peopleSouth Salt Lake/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,625n/a (estimate)10,1682,7252,346
Murder4n/a15.53.16.5
Rape39n/a151.155.738.4
Robbery73n/a282.841.973.9
Assault133n/a515.2159.9279.7
Violent crime249n/a (estimate)965261388
Burglary235n/a910.3290.6314.2
Theft1,679n/a6,503.71,857.31,398.0
Vehicle theft462n/a1,789.6316.6246.0
Property crime2,376n/a (estimate)9,2042,4641,958

Key findings

  • South Salt Lake crime rates are 333% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Salt Lake are 149% higher than the national average
  • In South Salt Lake you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Salt Lake is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Salt Lake has increased by 26%

South Salt Lake crime map

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

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

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in South Salt Lake, UT per 100,000 people. In South Salt Lake, the total number of daily crimes is 3.73 times more than the Utah average and 4.33 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in South Salt Lake is 3.70 times more than the Utah average and 2.49 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, South Salt Lake has a daily crime rate that is 3.73 times more than the Utah average and 4.70 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is South Salt Lake (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in South Salt Lake, Utah compared to other areas of Utah, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is South Salt Lake safe? In the graphs above, it shows that South Salt Lake is safer than 1% of Utah cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Utah, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than South Salt Lake. At this time, South Salt Lake sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Salt Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Salt Lake is 1 in 104
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Salt Lake is 1 in 11
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Salt Lake is 1 in 10
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In South Salt Lake, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 104. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 11 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in South Salt Lake is 1 in 10.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for South Salt Lake is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in South Salt Lake has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 20% in South Salt Lake, while property crimes in South Salt Lake have increased by 26%. Total crime has increased by 26% year over year.

      South Salt Lake police department

      ItemSouth Salt LakeUtahNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)703,469558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.43.3
      There are a total of 70 South Salt Lake police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.2% greater than the Utah average and 11.6% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Emigration Canyon, UT1,77237346382
      Bountiful, UT43,42879823902
      Herriman, UT29,17666874939
      Granite, UT9351059951,101
      Holladay, UT30,7931131,0641,177
      Riverton, UT41,521691,2861,355
      South Jordan, UT62,7511311,7991,930
      South Salt Lake, UT24,5759659,20410,168

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Smyrna Beach, FL24,5742641,6141,878
      Newport, RI24,5703061,5291,835
      Northport, AL24,5443513,0453,396
      De Pere, WI24,544108654761
      Waverly, MI24,6174301,2261,656
      South Salt Lake, UT24,5759659,20410,168
      Source: The South Salt Lake, 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.