Safest cities in Utah according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security


Mount Timanogos and other beautiful scenery graces Utah County’s landscape. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

Six Utah County cities ranked in the top 10 safest cities in Utah, according to a study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Using the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics as well as some of its own research, the organization ranked Utah’s 50 safest cities. All Utah cities were included unless they didn’t provide a complete crime report to the FBI or had a population less than 5,000. The National Council for Home Safety and Security explained its methodology:

“Cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 70 percent of the total (due to their severity) and property crimes accounting for 30 percent. Finally, we moved the decimal point over a few spots to show rates per 1,000 people.”

The top 10 safest cities are:

  1. Smithfield
  2. Ephraim
  3. Pleasant Grove
  4. Saratoga Springs
  5. Santa Clara/Ivins
  6. Santaquin/Genola
  7. Salem
  8. Spanish Fork
  9. Lehi
  10. Clinton

Amongst Utah County cities not in the top 10, Springville came in at No. 20, Payson at No. 22, American Fork/Cedar Hills at No. 25, Provo at No. 30 and more. See the full list of the 50 safest Utah cities here.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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