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West Valley 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 35 per one thousand residents, West Valley 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 29. Within Utah, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than West Valley City.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in West Valley City occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in West Valley City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 222. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in West Valley City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In West Valley City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 33, which is a rate of 30 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that West Valley 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 West Valley City is one in 215.

West Valley City Crime Data

total Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

West Valley City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

615

4,133

4,748

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.50

30.25

34.75

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.5
2.42
National Median: 4
    West Valley City
    Utah

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 222

in West Valley City

1 in 414

in Utah

West Valley City Violent Crimes

Population: 136,650
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 82 99 426
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.60 0.72 3.12

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
30.25
18.95
National Median: 20
    West Valley City
    Utah

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in West Valley City

1 in 53

in Utah

Property Crimes

Population: 136,650
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 420 3,078 635
Rate per 1,000 3.07 22.52 4.65

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

West Valley City Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
133
31
National Median: 27.0
    West Valley City
    Utah