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Sunset ranks as safest city in Utah, report says

By Faith Heaton Jolley | Posted - Jun 20th, 2014 @ 7:02pm



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah was recently ranked as the 11th safest state in the U.S., and now a new study has revealed the safest city in the Beehive state.

SafeWise released a report Monday with a compilation of 2012 FBI crime statistics and some independent research it conducted. The data in the report showed the top 40 cities with over 5,000 residents that had the best safety records including the lowest number of violent crimes — aggravated assault, robbery, forcible rape and murder. The number of property crimes were also included in the statistics.

The data was combined to calculate the probability of those crimes happening in a one of out 1,000 ratio to compensate for population variances.

Top 10 safest cities in Utah:
  1. Sunset
  2. Nephi
  3. Enoch
  4. Salem
  5. Tremonton
  6. Bluffdale
  7. Pleasant View
  8. Mapleton
  9. Grantsville
  10. Smithfield

With 5,136 residents, Sunset made the top of the list as the safest city in Utah. According to the data, Sunset had no violent crimes in 2012 and the incidence of property crimes was 26 out of 1,000 residents. Located between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake, the city has the motto, "Neighbors helping neighbors make Sunset City a beautiful place to live."

Orem was ranked as the 39th safest city with .45 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 23.58 property crimes per 1,000 resident. Provo was the last on the list ranked as the 40th safest city in Utah, with 1.27 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 21.09 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

Click here for the full list of the top 40 safest cities.

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