Safest Places to Live in Utah 2021

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Last Update: September 5, 2021 Living

Utah is a state located in the western part of the United States. It became a state relatively late (in 1896) due to the expansion to the west. It is the 31st most populous state, with slightly over 3 million residents.

Utah borders Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. The capital and the largest city is Salt Lake City, with approximately 190,000 residents.

Transportation, education, information technology, research, government services, mining, and outdoor recreation have become increasingly important for the state’s economy. In 2013, Utah was the second-fastest growing state by population in the US. It was also named the best state to live in by various criteria, such as the economy, lifestyle, and health. Also, Utah has the least income inequality of all the states, which is definitely something to be proud of.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Utah 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Salem 8 760 0 0,00
2 Spanish Fork 40 604 7 0,17
3 Mapleton 10 463 2 0,19
4 Pleasant View 11 137 4 0,36
5 American Fork/Cedar Hills 43 610 18 0,41
6 Santa Clara/Ivins 17 346 9 0,52
7 Santaquin/Genola 14 288 8 0,56
8 Springville 33 542 19 0,57
9 North Park 16 411 10 0,61
10 Heber 17 142 11 0,64

Crime Score in All Cities in Utah 2021

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Utah cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Alta 383 0 0,00
2 Springdale 620 0 0,00
3 Aurora 1 053 0 0,00
4 Naples 2 113 2 0,95
5 Salina 2 573 4 1,55
6 Helper 2 077 5 2,41
7 Monticello 1 998 7 3,50
8 Big Water 506 3 5,93

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Salem 8 760 0 0,00
2 Richfield 7 952 6 0,75
3 Nephi 6 207 5 0,81
4 Mount Pleasant 3 517 4 1,14
5 Tremonton 9 038 14 1,55
6 Harrisville 6 845 11 1,61
7 Kanab 4 850 8 1,65
8 La Verkin 4 442 8 1,80
9 West Bountiful 5 790 11 1,90
10 Sunset 5 364 12 2,24
11 Enoch 7 199 20 2,78
12 Ephraim 7 449 21 2,82
13 Riverdale 8 821 26 2,95
14 Roosevelt 7 189 30 4,17
15 Park City 8 620 54 6,26
16 Moab 5 349 42 7,85

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Mapleton 10 463 2 0,19
2 Pleasant View 11 137 4 0,36
3 Santa Clara/Ivins 17 346 9 0,52
4 Santaquin/Genola 14 288 8 0,56
5 North Park 16 411 10 0,61
6 Heber 17 142 11 0,64
7 Farmington 25 409 19 0,75
8 Clinton 22 544 17 0,75
9 North Ogden 20 352 17 0,84
10 Washington 29 047 29 1,00
11 Payson 19 981 20 1,00
12 North Salt Lake 21 501 25 1,16
13 Centerville 18 018 21 1,17
14 South Ogden 17 215 25 1,45
15 Bluffdale 15 976 25 1,56
16 Hurricane 18 850 36 1,91
17 Brigham City 19 592 41 2,09
18 Grantsville 11 942 36 3,01
19 Woods Cross 11 531 42 3,64
20 South Salt Lake 25 599 205 8,01

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Spanish Fork 40 604 7 0,17
2 American Fork/Cedar Hills 43 610 18 0,41
3 Springville 33 542 19 0,57
4 Kaysville 32 691 23 0,70
5 Syracuse 31 230 25 0,80
6 Bountiful 44 280 36 0,81
7 Orem 98 686 89 0,90
8 South Jordan 77 645 73 0,94
9 Pleasant Grove 39 066 39 1,00
10 Provo 117 189 135 1,15
11 Draper 49 112 69 1,40
12 Roy 39 001 55 1,41
13 Saratoga Springs 33 647 53 1,58
14 Cottonwood Heights 34 183 54 1,58
15 Layton 78 585 129 1,64
16 Clearfield 32 217 56 1,74
17 Sandy 97 797 187 1,91
18 St. George 89 160 181 2,03
19 Tooele 35 719 73 2,04
20 Logan 52 029 113 2,17
21 West Jordan 117 644 264 2,24
22 Cedar City 33 614 93 2,77
23 Ogden 87 875 384 4,37
24 Murray 49 642 218 4,39
25 West Valley 137 269 960 6,99
26 Salt Lake City 202 426 1 442 7,12

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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