5 Most Dangerous Cities of Utah

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Various indigenous communities such as the ancient Puebloans, Navajo, and Utes have lived in Utah for thousands of years. Transportation, education, information technology, and research, government services, mining, and tourism are all important sectors in the state's economy. Here are the top five most dangerous cities in Utah to help you understand which is the most dangerous.

1. South Salt Lake

The environment of the Great Salt Lake is dynamic and distinctive. It is most known for being a vital refuge for migrating birds. The Great Salt Lake is the Pacific flyway's largest inland body of water. South Salt Lake has one of the highest crime rates in America, at 81 per 1,000 population, when compared to all cities of all sizes. There is a one in 12 chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here. More than a hundred percent of communities in Utah have a lower crime rate than South Salt Lake.

2. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has one of the highest crime rates in America, with a rate of 67 per thousand people, when compared to all communities of all sizes, from the smallest towns to the largest cities. There is a one in 15 chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in this city. More than 95% of Utah municipalities have lower crime rates than Salt Lake City.

3. Murray

Murray is a Salt Lake City suburb with a population of 49,105 people. Murray has one of the highest crime rates in America, with a rate of 64 per 1,000 population, when compared to all communities of all sizes, from the smallest towns to the largest cities. There is a one in 16 chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here. More than 98 percent of communities in Utah have lower crime rates than Murray.

4. Ogden

The city of Ogden has a long and storied past. The area was formerly home to a number of Native American tribes before being settled by the Mormons. It became a major industrial railroad hub in the mid-1800s. Ogden has one of the highest crime rates in America, with a rate of 41 per 1000 people, when compared to all communities of all sizes, from the smallest towns to the greatest cities. One in every 24 people is a victim of violent or property crime in this city. More than 97 percent of communities in Utah have lower crime rates than Ogden.

5. Park City

Park City is home to two ski resorts, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, and has a year-round population of roughly 8,580 people. Park City has one of the highest crime rates in America, with a rate of 39 per 1,000 persons, when compared to all communities of all sizes, from the smallest towns to the most populous metropolis. One in every 26 people in this city will be a victim of violent or property crime. Over 95% of cities in Utah have a lower crime rate than Park City.

References:

https://burglary.com/resources/safest_and_most_dangerous_cities_Utah

https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-utah/#:~:text=2021%20Utah%20crime%20rates,lower%20than%20the%20national%20average.

https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ut/crime

https://www.roadsnacks.net/most-dangerous-cities-in-utah/

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