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Utah Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Utah. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Utah compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Utah, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,007,144 total crimes reported in Utah (57,480 of them violent). Of the 100,714 crimes that transpire each year in Utah, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Utah every 5 minutes. This includes 504 murders, 8,923 rapes, and close to eight hundred thousand thefts (including 76,292 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Utah for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Utah has diminished by 8 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 3 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Utah. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety-eight thousand for Utah in 2009.

Crime Trends in Utah (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Utah (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Utah law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Utah conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.