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These are the safest cities in Utah

Using data from the FBI, a report lists the cities with the lowest crime rates in each state.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) A woman pulls her daughter home on a sled in Bountiful after an afternoon Jan. 14, 2020. Bountiful was named the third safest city in Utah for 2021, after Spanish Fork, Syracuse and Kaysville.

Spanish Fork is the safest city in Utah, according to a new report.

In its 2021 Safest Cities report, SafeWise, a research group that reports on crime and safety statistics, shared which cities have the lowest rates of violent and property crimes in a given state.

According to the report, the top 10 safest cities in Utah are:

  1. Spanish Fork.

  2. Syracuse.

  3. Kaysville.

  4. Bountiful.

  5. North Ogden.

  6. Pleasant Grove.

  7. Clinton.

  8. Springville.

  9. Farmington.

  10. Saratoga Springs.

Utah has statewide crime rates below the national average, and Spanish Fork’s crime rates are even lower: The city has a violent crime rate of 0.2 incidents per 1,000 people, and a property crime rate of 8.2 incidents per 1,000 people. That’s compared to the statewide rate of 2.4 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people and 21.7 property crime incidents per 1,000 people.

SafeWise uses crime statistics from the FBI to determine which cities have the lowest rate of violent and property crimes for the ranking. The FBI’s data is from the Uniform Crime Rating program, which asks local law enforcement agencies to voluntarily send in their crime data.

For the full ranking, visit SafeWise’s website.

And according to a national survey about how safe people feel living in the United States, Utahns are about 23% less worried about crime than Americans in other states. The survey found that Utahns are most worried about property crime happening to them, specifically package theft: 46% of Utahns surveyed reported they worry about package theft, with 27% reporting actual package theft. That’s higher than the survey’s national averages of 45% and 20%, respectively.

SafeWise’s survey was conducted in August and September 2020 among more than 5,000 U.S. residents, with at least 100 respondents from each state. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4%.

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