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Sandy, 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 Sandy 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 Sandy is 1 in 34. 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 92% 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 556.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Sandy is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Sandy, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 37, which is a rate of 27 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Sandy 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 Sandy is one in 240.

Sandy Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Sandy Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

171

2,588

2,759

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.80

27.23

29.03

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.8
2.61
National Median: 4
    Sandy
    Utah

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 556

in Sandy

1 in 383

in Utah

Sandy VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 95,050
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
27.23
22.35
National Median: 19
    Sandy
    Utah

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Sandy

1 in 45

in Utah

Sandy Property CRIMES

Population: 95,050
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Sandy Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
121
36
National Median: 26.8
    Sandy
    Utah