Violent crime has increased in Salt Lake City by 21.6% this year, while property crimes are up 24.9% — but each of the capital city’s seven districts have been affected differently.
Salt Lake City’s District 5, which encompasses the Ballpark, Central Ninth, East Liberty Park and Liberty Wells neighborhoods, has been among the hardest hit by violent crime, with a 59.6% spike in those offenses from Jan. 1 through Sunday compared to 2019, according to crime statistics posted on the Salt Lake City Police Department’s website.
District 6, on the other hand, has seen a bigger spike in property crimes than any other area of the city. The East Bench, Wasatch Hollow and Foothill/Sunnyside neighborhoods have experienced an 82.8% increase in property crime this year compared to last.
And Salt Lake City’s District 7, which includes the Sugar House neighborhood, has been the least impacted at large by percentage compared to 2019, with a 10.3% increase overall in both property and violent crime. There was an 8.6% increase in property crime and a 42.5% increase in violent crime there.
Here’s a look at crime statistics in your neighborhood: