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Should I park there? Salt Lake City’s best and worst spots.

Crime » About 34% of all car prowls happen downtown or in Sugar House.

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This story is the first in a series of occasional stories in which The Salt Lake Tribune will examine crime across the Salt Lake Valley through the lens of mapping.

The data used for Tribune analysis consist of crimes reported by the public that have been verified and handled by the Salt Lake City Police Department. The Tribune analyzed crime in Salt Lake City neighborhoods as defined by community council-district boundaries.

Protect yourself from a car burglary

Don’t leave anything of value inside.

Remove stereo faceplates.

Hide any cables (like for an iPod, GPS, MP3, etc.).

Don’t leave empty boxes inside.

Park in well-lit areas.

If possible park near a surveillance camera.

Park in areas where lots of people come and go.

If you see something suspicious, report it to police.

Record serial numbers of any valuable items to increase chances of getting items back

What businesses can do to protect customers

Place plenty of no-trespassing signs around your property.

Install security cameras — do not put up fakes ones.

Work with local police departments to help enforce no trespassing on property.

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