Utah is a pretty safe state, with a much lower than average crime rate (the Beehive State is currently ranked as the 9th safest state for violent crime, based on 2015 numbers from the FBI). However, from 1979 to 1983, a serial killer roamed the street of Salt Lake City, and his target was little boys.

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Take a look at this KUTV2 news footage that provides even more information about Arthur Gary Bishop and his crimes:

Do you remember when these tragic murders happened?

Utah was also briefly home to another horrific serial killer. Take a look at this article about Ted Bundy.

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