Reported Annual Crime In West Valley City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Valley City/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,639n/a (estimate)4,8193,0192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Valley City/100k peopleUtah/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder8n/a5.82.45.3
Rape164n/a119.054.741.7
Robbery150n/a108.947.398.0
Assault480n/a348.4134.5248.9
Violent crime802n/a (estimate)582239383
Burglary861n/a625.0381.0430.4
Theft3,830n/a2,780.22,092.11,694.4
Vehicle theft1,146n/a831.9307.2237.4
Property crime5,837n/a (estimate)4,2372,7802,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in West Valley City, UT. These figures on reported criminal activity in West Valley City, UT, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in West Valley City, UT is 60% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Utah, and when compared with the national average, is 76% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, West Valley City, UT has 144% higher than violent crime rate than Utah average, while remaining 52% higher than the national average. In property crime, West Valley City, UT is 52% higher than the average of Utah and is 79% higher than the national average.

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The West Valley City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in West Valley City as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The West Valley City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Valley City is 76% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.2 daily crimes that occur in West Valley City.
  • West Valley City is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Valley City you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Valley City has increased by 6%.

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Compare West Valley City, UT Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In West Valley City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in West Valley City, UT is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Utah and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for West Valley City, UT are 1.60 times more than the Utah average and 1.76 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in West Valley City, UT are 2.44 times more than than Utah and 1.52 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in West Valley City, UT are 1.52 times more than than Utah and 1.79 times more than the national average.

How Safe is West Valley City (higher is better)

How safe is West Valley City, UT compared to other cities in Utah and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that West Valley City, UT is safer than 9% of the cities in Utah and 22% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Utah and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than West Valley City, UT. Overall, West Valley City, UT is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Valley City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Valley City is 1 in 172
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Valley City is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Valley City is 1 in 21
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in West Valley City, UT? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in West Valley City, UT, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 172. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 24 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in West Valley City, UT is 1 in 21.

Year Over Year Crime In West Valley City (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether West Valley City, UT is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in West Valley City, UT has increased by 74%, while the property crime rate in West Valley City, UT has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in West Valley City, UT has increased by 6% year over year.

West Valley City police department

ItemWest Valley CityUtahNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2313,469558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.43.3
There are a total of 231 West Valley City police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.6% less than the Utah average and 46.9% 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
Bluffdale, UT9,8091429831,124
Woods Cross, UT10,9301291,0061,135
Granite, UT935971,1231,220
Holladay, UT30,7931031,2011,304
Bountiful, UT43,4281061,5931,699
North Salt Lake, UT18,753761,9141,990
West Valley City, UT134,6095824,2374,819

Cities with similar population

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Warren, MI135,0695032,1432,647
Miramar, FL133,7412891,5891,878
Olathe, KS132,7871861,4281,615
Columbia, SC132,5377345,2866,020
Bellevue, WA136,7181002,9053,006
West Valley City, UT134,6095824,2374,819
Source: The West Valley City, UT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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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