Sandy, UT
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Sandy, UT crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Sandy is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Sandy is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Sandy is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Utah, Sandy has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Sandy to other communities of similar population, then Sandy crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sandy 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 Sandy 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 Sandy.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sandy's violent crime rate is 2 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 Sandy is one in 544.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sandy's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Sandy 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 Sandy is one in 32.

Sandy Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Sandy Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

172

2,946

3,118

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.84

31.47

33.31

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sandy 1.84
Utah 2.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 544

in Sandy

1 in 424

in Utah

Sandy VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 93,613
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 38 29 103
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.41 0.31 1.10

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
Sandy 31.47
Utah 29.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Sandy

1 in 34

in Utah

Sandy Property CRIMES

Population: 93,613
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 575 2,159 212
Rate per 1,000 6.14 23.06 2.26

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

Sandy Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sandy 136
Utah 42