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Provo, UT crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Provo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 15 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 Provo is 1 in 67. Based on FBI crime data, Provo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Utah, Provo has a crime rate that is higher than 68% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Provo has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Provo is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Provo 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 Provo.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Provo'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 Provo is one in 833.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Provo's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Provo 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 Provo is one in 73.

Provo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Provo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

137

1,569

1,706

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.20

13.75

14.95

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.2
2.61
National Median: 4
    Provo
    Utah

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 833

in Provo

1 in 383

in Utah

Provo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 114,084
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 42 18 77
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.37 0.16 0.67

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
13.75
22.35
National Median: 19
    Provo
    Utah

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 73

in Provo

1 in 45

in Utah

Provo Property CRIMES

Population: 114,084
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 115 1,337 117
Rate per 1,000 1.01 11.72 1.03

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Provo Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
39
36
National Median: 26.8
    Provo
    Utah