SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Utah for 2019. See if your city made the list.
The Beehive State is abuzz with good news when it comes to violent crime—the state’s overall violent crime rate of 2.55 incidents per 1,000 is almost half the national rate of 4.49. And although none of our safest cities reported zero violent crimes, 65% of them saw fewer than 20 total.
Utah doesn’t do as well when it comes to property crime, though. In addition to being home to the second-worst metro area for porch piracy (package theft), the state’s overall property crime rate is 29.46—more than two points higher than the national rate of 27.11. If you live in one of our safest cities, though, you can relax. Each of the cities on our list reported no more than 25.63 property crimes per 1,000.
Find out if your city is among Utah’s safest, and learn more about statewide safety concerns below.
80% of Utah’s safest cities made the list for the second consecutive year.
Only two cities reported murder, and 30% had zero robberies.
Every city on the list had fewer than one violent crime per 1,000 people.
Utah rated digital security and property crime as the most concerning safety issues on our State of Safety survey, with 18% reporting a personal experience with digital security in the past year.
Only 2% of Utah respondents reported personal experience with violent crime in the past year, but 16% experienced property crime.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more