South Salt Lake, UT
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South Salt Lake, 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

With a crime rate of 82 per one thousand residents, South Salt Lake 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 12. Within Utah, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than South Salt Lake.

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 24,788, South Salt Lake has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether South Salt Lake 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 South Salt Lake.

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

For South Salt Lake, 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 South Salt Lake is one in 109.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in South Salt Lake is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In South Salt Lake, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 14, which is a rate of 73 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that South Salt Lake 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 South Salt Lake is one in 74.

South Salt Lake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

South Salt Lake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

227

1,808

2,035

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.16

72.94

82.10

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Salt Lake 9.16
Utah 2.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 109

in South Salt Lake

1 in 424

in Utah

South Salt Lake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,788
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 51 46 129
Rate per 1,000 0.04 2.06 1.86 5.20

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
South Salt Lake 72.94
Utah 29.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 14

in South Salt Lake

1 in 34

in Utah

South Salt Lake Property CRIMES

Population: 24,788
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 227 1,244 337
Rate per 1,000 9.16 50.19 13.60

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

South Salt Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Salt Lake 293
Utah 42