See Which Utah Cities Made the List

Based on a population of at least 25,000

Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.

Utah is home to many beautiful landmarks and has a relatively strong economy, so it comes as no surprise that so many people love to visit and live there. Some top-rated attractions in the state include Zion National Park, Arches National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park, to name a few. According to Livability’s “Top 100 places to live,” Salt Lake City and Provo are both highly desirable for various reasons including booming economy and low commute time. In addition to having practically everything you’d need in a state, many of Utah’s cities are safe places to be in.

Of the 26 ranked cities in Utah, 12 of them received a safety score of at least 80 on our list. Lone Peak ranks as the safest city in the state, with a score of 88.63. Runner-up cities include Pleasant Grove (87.98), Spanish Fork (85.54), and Lehi (85.22) to name a few.

Salt Lake City and Provo also made it to the list of safe cities. Provo received a score of 80.7 while Salt Lake City received a score of 34.17. The fact that SLC is a bigger city filled with many more people from different demographics and backgrounds may contribute to the lower score. To put things into perspective, it had an estimated population of almost 200,000 people, while Lone Peak had a little over 28,000 in 2015. The cities that ranked as the safest in Utah happen to be smaller regions, with a good chunk of people commuting out of their hometown into the metropolitan areas of the state to go to work and school.

Overall on a national scale, Utah is not the safest state to be in, but given that it has so much more to offer, safety isn’t a huge problem. It falls in the middle when it comes to safety, which is reasonable considering everything else the state has — a strong job market, the beautiful four seasons, a plethora of outdoor activities, and so much more.


1 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.63

Lone Peak, UT

28,229 1128 7 -2.5% 169 -11.9%

2 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.98

Pleasant Grove, UT

37,963 1084 18 11.6% 263 1.1%

3 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.54

Spanish Fork, UT

38,168 1090 12 47.2% 419 -15.4%

4 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.22

Lehi, UT

58,526 1103 50 26.1% 644 -13.2%

5
Safety Score: 83.32

St. George, UT

79,984 499 116 0.8% 1,398 -9.7%

6
Safety Score: 82.64

Logan, UT

49,145 598 50 n/a 899 n/a

7
Safety Score: 82.59

Springville, UT

31,920 911 37 7.7% 520 -16.4%

8
Safety Score: 81.78

Clearfield, UT

30,557 710 41 5.1% 584 -9.5%

9
Safety Score: 81.05

Layton, UT

73,455 685 115 n/a 1,485 n/a

10
Safety Score: 80.89

Roy, UT

38,104 827 63 49.3% 734 -3.9%

11
Safety Score: 80.78

American Fork/Cedar Hills, UT

38,945 926 27 26.8% 766 -8%

12
Safety Score: 80.7

Provo, UT

115,294 753 153 n/a 2,351 n/a

13
Safety Score: 79.77

Orem, UT

92,577 784 40 -0.2% 2,103 7.5%

14
Safety Score: 79.6

Bountiful, UT

43,570 821 62 85.9% 921 9.1%

15
Safety Score: 79.32

Cedar City, UT

29,623 688 81 2.4% 637 -18.1%

16
Safety Score: 78.02

South Jordan, UT

66,049 1118 36 -30.1% 1,554 5.8%

17
Safety Score: 77.71

Draper, UT

47,200 1003 42 -25.5% 1,153 5.5%

18
Safety Score: 76.07

Cottonwood Heights, UT

34,349 715 46 9.8% 962 27.1%

19
Safety Score: 73.66

West Jordan, UT

112,687 804 305 n/a 3,420 n/a

20
Safety Score: 73.6

Sandy, UT

92,013 666 172 11% 2,946 14.4%

21
Safety Score: 66.54

Tooele, UT

32,789 936 154 57.4% 1,279 -6.7%

22
Safety Score: 65.35

Ogden, UT

84,642 531 388 -12.7% 3,747 2.7%

23
Safety Score: 51.78

Murray, UT

49,361 547 291 n/a 3,236 n/a

24
Safety Score: 34.17

Salt Lake City, UT

191,992 361 1,642 13.7% 17,914 10.6%


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