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Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Towns In Utah To Live In

Yesterday, I told you about the 10 safest places in Utah to live. Today, we’ll look at the most dangerous.

Take the word “Dangerous” with a grain of salt, fellow Utahns. Utah’s overall violent crime rate is really, really low. We’re ranked 45th in the nation, with only 5,876 violent crimes reported in 2012. That total includes every murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault reported throughout the entire state in 2012. Compare that with even our fairly well-ranked neighbor, Colorado, which had 16,023 violent crimes the same year, and we look pretty darn good.

I used the FBI’s most recent Uniform Crime Report from 2012 for this list, and included only Utah cities with populations of at least 10,000 residents.

I’ll say it one last time — the cities on this list are still pretty safe, especially when compared to the rest of the country. Utah is a safe, fairly crime-free state — no matter where you live.

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.