Cottonwood Heights, UT
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The crime rate in Cottonwood Heights is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Cottonwood Heights is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Cottonwood Heights is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Utah, Cottonwood Heights has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Cottonwood Heights to other communities of similar population, then Cottonwood Heights crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cottonwood Heights does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cottonwood Heights 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 Cottonwood Heights.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Cottonwood Heights's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Cottonwood Heights is one in 687.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cottonwood Heights's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Cottonwood Heights 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 Cottonwood Heights is one in 36.

Cottonwood Heights Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Cottonwood Heights Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

50

962

1,012

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.46

28.01

29.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cottonwood Heights 1.46
Utah 2.36
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 687

in Cottonwood Heights

1 in 424

in Utah
Cottonwood Heights VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 34,343
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 * 8 29
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.38 0.23 0.84
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Cottonwood Heights 28.01
Utah 29.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Cottonwood Heights

1 in 34

in Utah
Cottonwood Heights Property CRIMES
Population: 34,343
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 187 729 46
Rate per 1,000 5.45 21.23 1.34
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

Cottonwood Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cottonwood Heights 115
Utah 42