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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 19 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 52. 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 70% 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 789.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Provo's rate for property crime is 18 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 55.

Provo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Provo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

146

2,086

2,232

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.27

18.11

19.38

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.27
2.59
National Median: 4
    Provo
    Utah

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 789

in Provo

1 in 386

in Utah

Provo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 115,162
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
18.11
24.48
National Median: 19
    Provo
    Utah

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Provo

1 in 41

in Utah

Provo Property CRIMES

Population: 115,162
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Provo Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
51
38
National Median: 26.9
    Provo
    Utah