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Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.



Salt Lake City, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

With a crime rate of 76 per one thousand residents, Salt Lake City has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 13. Within Utah, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Salt Lake City. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Salt Lake City to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 204,657, Salt Lake City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Salt Lake City does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Salt Lake City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake City.

For Salt Lake City, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Salt Lake City is one in 102.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Salt Lake City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Salt Lake City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 66 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Salt Lake City has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Salt Lake City is one in 117.

Salt Lake City Crime Data

total Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Salt Lake City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,004

13,573

15,577

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.79

66.32

76.11

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
9.79
2.42
National Median: 4
    Salt Lake City
    Utah

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 102

in Salt Lake City

1 in 414

in Utah

Salt Lake City Violent Crimes

Population: 204,657
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 13 390 418 1,183
Rate per 1,000 0.06 1.91 2.04 5.78

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
66.32
18.95
National Median: 20
    Salt Lake City
    Utah

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Salt Lake City

1 in 53

in Utah

Property Crimes

Population: 204,657
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,347 10,470 1,756
Rate per 1,000 6.58 51.16 8.58

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Salt Lake City Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
139
31
National Median: 27.0
    Salt Lake City
    Utah