Cedar City, UT
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Cedar City, UT crime analytics

The crime rate in Cedar City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Cedar City is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Cedar City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Utah, Cedar City has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Cedar City compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Cedar City with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Cedar City's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cedar City does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Cedar City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Cedar City occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Cedar City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 347. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cedar City's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Cedar City a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Cedar City is one in 45.

Cedar City Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Cedar City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Cedar City 2.88
Utah 2.36
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 347

in Cedar City

1 in 424

in Utah
Population: 30,184
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 20 * 4 63
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.66 0.13 2.09
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Cedar City 22.00
Utah 29.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in Cedar City

1 in 34

in Utah
Cedar City Property CRIMES
Population: 30,184
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 88 536 40
Rate per 1,000 2.92 17.76 1.33
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Cedar City Crimes Per Square Mile

Cedar City 20
Utah 42

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