These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Utah For 2019

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We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort and safety are at the top of everyone's list.

For a lot of people who live in the fine state of Utah, safety isn't a problem, but we don't all get to live in the safest cities -- unless of course you live in Santa Clara/Ivins.

The purpose of this post is to determine where the safest cities to live are in the Beehive State. Those places where crime is usually something you hear about on Facebook, but not from your local paper.

In all, we analyzed 63 cities in Utah with a population of more than 5,000 using the latest FBI crime data.

Here's the list of the safest cities in Utah for 2019:

  1. Santa Clara/Ivins (Homes)
  2. Salem (Photos | Homes)
  3. Lone Peak (Homes)
  4. Saratoga Springs (Photos | Homes)
  5. Santaquin/Genola (Homes)
  6. Smithfield (Photos | Homes)
  7. Pleasant View (Homes)
  8. Kaysville (Photos | Homes)
  9. Pleasant Grove (Photos | Homes)
  10. Spanish Fork (Photos | Homes)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. Or for more reading on safe places to live and Utah, check out:

How we calculated the safest cities in Utah

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While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Sept 2018) in Utah.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. We used two criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
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For example, there were a total of 104 crimes committed in Santa Clara/Ivins which had a reported population of 15,615. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0067 which translates into a 1 in 150 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 5,000 people reported to the FBI in 2017. This left us with a total of 63 of the biggest cities in Utah to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 63 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In Utah".

The safest city, based on our criteria, is Santa Clara/Ivins. The most dangerous city in Utah? Salt Lake City, where residents had a 1 in 11 chance of being the victim of a crime.

Note: This report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments, nor does it reflect the fact that people from out of town may come into a community and cause a crime. It simply looks at where crimes occurred most frequently, based on a city's population.

1. Santa Clara/ivins

Santa Clara/Ivins, UT
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Population: 15,615
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 12 (1st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 653 (4th safest)
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Salem, UT
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Population: 8,086
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 24 (3rd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 457 (3rd safest)
More on Salem: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Salem is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,423 at the 2010 census. The "Dream Mine" of John Hyrum Koyle, as well as the pond, became synonymous with Salem.

3. Lone Peak

Lone Peak, UT
Source: Public domain
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Population: 29,691
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 16 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 868 (6th safest)
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Saratoga Springs, UT
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 28,739
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 48 (8th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 779 (5th safest)
More on Saratoga Springs: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Saratoga Springs is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. The elevation is 4,505 feet. It is part of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is a relatively new development along the northwestern shores of Utah Lake. It was incorporated on December 31, 1997 and has been growing rapidly since then. The population was 1,003 at the 2000 census, while the 2009 estimates placed it at 16,125, making it one of the fastest-growing US cities during this time period. The 2010 census states population at 17,781, meeting expectations of growth despite the state of the economy. Saratoga Springs became a city in 2001.

5. Santaquin/genola

Santaquin/Genola, UT
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Population: 12,900
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 5)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 38 (5th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 914 (8th safest)
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Smithfield, UT
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6
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Population: 11,409
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 61 (12th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 306 (1st safest)
More on Smithfield: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Smithfield is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 9,495 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 11,014 in 2014. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the second largest city in the area after Logan, the county seat. Smithfield is home to Sky View High School, where students from all of northern Cache County come to study. Pleasant View, UT
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9
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Population: 10,036
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 12)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 29 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,006 (13th safest)
More on Pleasant View: Real Estate | Data

Pleasant View is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,979 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is a suburban community of Ogden, Utah. Kaysville, UT
Overall SnackAbility
10
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Population: 31,873
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 50 (9th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 963 (9th safest)
More on Kaysville: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Kaysville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 27,300 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 29,494 in 2014. Pleasant Grove, UT
Overall SnackAbility
9
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Population: 39,666
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 73 (20th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 330 (2nd safest)
More on Pleasant Grove: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Pleasant Grove, originally named Battle Creek, is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States known as "Utah's City of Trees". It is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 33,509 at the 2010 census. Spanish Fork, UT
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9
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Population: 39,512
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 55 (10th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,007 (14th safest)
More on Spanish Fork: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Spanish Fork is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 36,956 as of the 2013 census.

There You Have It - The Safest Cities In The Beehive State

Looking at the data, you can tell that Santa Clara/Ivins is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Utah residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

Here's a look at the most dangerous cities in Utah according to the data:

  1. Salt Lake City
  2. South Salt Lake
  3. Murray
For more reading, check out:

List Of Safest Cities In Utah For 2019

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Santa Clara/ivins, UT 15,615 12 653
2 Salem, UT 8,086 24 457
3 Lone Peak, UT 29,691 16 868
4 Saratoga Springs, UT 28,739 48 779
5 Santaquin/genola, UT 12,900 38 914
6 Smithfield, UT 11,409 61 306
7 Pleasant View, UT 10,036 29 1,006
8 Kaysville, UT 31,873 50 963
9 Pleasant Grove, UT 39,666 73 330
10 Spanish Fork, UT 39,512 55 1,007
11 Mapleton, UT 9,772 71 972
12 Farmington, UT 24,040 58 1,347
13 Payson, UT 20,010 44 1,849
14 North Park, UT 15,658 76 1,194
15 North Ogden, UT 19,021 63 1,366
16 Heber, UT 15,653 76 1,252
17 Syracuse, UT 29,114 85 1,160
18 Springville, UT 33,617 44 2,103
19 Logan, UT 51,059 94 1,327
20 Lehi, UT 63,605 77 1,407
21 Woods Cross, UT 11,627 129 1,006
22 Clinton, UT 21,860 77 1,660
23 Bluffdale, UT 12,718 141 982
24 North Salt Lake, UT 21,053 75 1,914
25 Orem, UT 99,045 69 2,035
26 Hurricane, UT 16,592 108 1,585
27 Bountiful, UT 44,312 106 1,593
28 Roy, UT 38,410 127 1,351
29 South Jordan, UT 72,533 62 2,372
30 American Fork/cedar Hills, UT 39,603 68 2,328
31 Centerville, UT 17,635 62 2,563
32 Washington, UT 26,618 116 1,758
33 South Ogden, UT 17,177 104 1,874
34 Provo, UT 117,540 125 1,732
35 Enoch, UT 6,691 418 896
36 Nephi, UT 5,859 102 2,304
37 Tremonton, UT 8,551 163 1,672
38 Harrisville, UT 6,512 61 4,391
39 Clearfield, UT 30,994 132 1,984
40 Lindon, UT 11,085 99 2,670
41 Brigham City, UT 19,150 146 1,937
42 Sunset, UT 5,246 171 1,791
43 Layton, UT 77,048 137 2,245
44 Moab, UT 5,266 626 1,272
45 Cedar City, UT 31,624 221 2,020
46 Richfield, UT 7,755 128 3,120
47 Vernal, UT 10,985 163 2,330
48 West Bountiful, UT 5,625 177 2,542
49 Draper, UT 48,197 155 3,294
50 Grantsville, UT 10,731 279 2,311
51 Cottonwood Heights, UT 34,400 183 2,927
52 West Jordan, UT 115,390 255 3,066
53 Sandy, UT 96,957 223 3,295
54 Park City, UT 8,415 392 3,137
55 Price, UT 8,313 204 5,040
56 Tooele, UT 34,112 325 3,473
57 Riverdale, UT 8,745 274 6,815
58 Roosevelt, UT 7,057 410 4,378
59 Ogden, UT 87,323 530 4,344
60 West Valley, UT 137,762 582 4,237
61 Murray, UT 49,650 485 6,864
62 South Salt Lake, UT 24,811 947 7,944
63 Salt Lake City, UT 194,968 878 8,049

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