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, 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.
In order to pinpoint the most dangerous places in Utah, we 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.
We’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. Does your experience indicate that these are the most dangerous places in Utah? Be sure to tell us in the comments below.
If you’re planning a trip to Utah, you can look forward to experiencing some of the most breathtaking natural wonders and landscapes that the American West has to offer. From stunning natural arches to towering mountains, canyons, and forests, the Beehive State simply does not disappoint. In order to help you make the most of your time, we’ve pinpointed what we believe to be some of the most beautiful attractions in the state. At the top of the list is Bryce Canyon National Park. With its striking rock formations, known as hoodoos, and breathtaking canyon overlooks, this park is like something from another planet. Visit any time of the year and enjoy some of the best hiking terrain that the U.S. has to offer. Next up on the list would be Zion National Park, another treasure trove of natural wonders. Seeing it for the first time, you’ll quickly understand why it’s Utah’s most popular national park and receives over 3.5 million visitors each year. Other beautiful natural attractions in Utah include Ashley National Forest, Antelope Island, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Ogden Valley, High Uintas Wilderness, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, Mount Timpanogos, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bear Lake, Fish Lake National Forest, and, finally, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Learn more about these epic natural attractions in Utah and start planning some adventures today!
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.