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A Look at the Safest Cities in Utah

Apr 28, 2023|

Utah is an attractive place for its beautiful scenery, healthy economy, and friendly atmosphere. In Utah, you’ll find varied terrain from forests to dry desert red rock. Visitors and locals alike are drawn to the many national parks in the state, which include Zion and Canyonlands.

The state is also a safe place to live. Utah's violent crime rate is lower than the nation's average by around 37.91% although the property crime rate is slightly higher by 2.81%. In 2019, larceny and theft were the most frequent crimes with 53,937 incidents. Burglary cases were at 8,871, and 6,738 vehicles were stolen. Throughout the state, there are many cities and neighborhoods in Utah with far lower crime rates than the state as a whole.

Beautiful Sunset Image taken at Arches National Park in Utah

Lone Peak

Lone Peak, a small mountainous city of around 28,000, has a violent crime rate average that's 93.86% lower than the national average. In 2023, the city reported the lowest property crime rate in Utah at 5.8 incidents per 1,000 people. With so much nature surrounding you in Lone Peak, it's easy to feel at peace. There are many rock climbing and hiking opportunities in the area. Some of the points of interest include Bells Canyon Waterfall, Alta Ski Area and Timpanogos Cave National Monument.


Kaysville's violent crime rate was 81.46% lower than the national rate in 2019 and is expected to be even lower in 2023. The city's property crime rate was 60.28% lower than the national average. Like Lone Peak, murder is rare with zero instances in 2019. It's also in a mountainous area with nearby peaks including Francis Peak, Thurston Peak, and Bountiful Peak. The Adams Canyon Waterfall Trail, close to Kaysville, is the second most popular trail in Davis County. It leads to a 40-foot waterfall.


Syracuse, on the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake, has a violent crime rate average that's 78.9% lower than the U.S. average. Its property crime rate average is 70.26% lower. There weren't any murders in 2019, but there were 10 aggravated assaults. Salt Lake City is 30 miles away from Syracuse, giving you convenient access to a major city.

  • Syracuse West mostly consists of single-family homes and is near the Howard Slough Waterfall Management Area. The vacancy rate is also low, and most residents own their homes.
  • Syracuse South, close to the Glen Eagle Golf Club, has a low vacancy rate. Most of the properties are large to medium single-family homes and townhomes.
  • Allison Acres, also known as West Sunset View Estates, has a high number of newer homes built in 2000 or later. This neighborhood has a higher proportion of new homes than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The properties mostly consist of large to medium single-family homes and townhomes.

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Herriman, a city of 58,000, has a violent crime rate of 1 per 1,000 residents and a property crime rate of 9 per 1,000 residents. There are no murders in most years, and Herriman's overall crime rate is lower than those of 56% of Utah communities. The city is near Yellow Fork Canyon and has mountain peaks in the distance.

  • Most of the properties in W&M Butterfield Park are newer large to medium-size single-family homes, although some homes were built between 1970 and 1999. There's a 100% occupancy rate and a high demand to live here.
  • Nestled by the Yellow Fork Canyon County Park, Rose Canyon County Open Space and the Herriman Hills Open Space, Herriman Southwest attracts nature lovers.
  • Foothill Park is located near the top public schools in the area and is known for being more family-friendly than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in Utah.

Spanish Fork

The violent crime rate in Spanish Fork is lower than the national violent crime rate by 95.46%. Its property crime rate is 61.25% lower than the national property crime rate. In 2019, there were no murders and only four aggravated assaults, and the 2023 crime rate is expected to be even lower. The city has proximity to Utah Lake and the Wasatch Range.

  • Leland is in a good public school district and has a high proportion of families who have school-aged children. Most of the residences are new, large to medium single-family homes and townhomes.
  • Spanish Fork East has a lot of new large to medium-size homes that were built in 2000 and later. The ownership rate is high, and the vacancy rate is low.
  • Spanish Fork Northeast is one of the top retirement-friendly neighborhoods in Utah. Most of the properties are medium to large single-family homes and townhomes. One thing that makes this neighborhood stand out is its numerous row houses and attached homes, which account for 24.9% of residences.
Sunrise looking over Provo towards Spanish Fork across valley

Do you need a home security system and home automation in Utah?

Regardless of how safe your neighborhood is, a home security system will boost your safety. Although violent crimes are low in the safest cities in Utah, property crimes are higher, and you could still fall victim to one of the rare incidents.

  • Deter criminals: When a criminal notices that you have a home security system, they are less likely to choose your home because it's riskier for them. And with a Vivint system, you’ll get real-time alerts for disturbances at your home.
  • Lock the doors when you forget: Smart locks give you the ability to lock your doors if you have already left the house. You can also set up temporary passcodes for friends and family.
  • Check who's at the door: The Doorbell Camera Pro allows you to see who's at the door before you open it. You can also communicate with someone at your door through two-way talk, even if you aren’t currently home.
  • Turn on the lights remotely: Smart lighting gives you the ability to control the lights remotely. If someone suspicious is on your property when you're not at home, you can remotely turn on the lights to deter them.

Choose a safe city in Utah for your new home

The safest cities to live in Utah are also some of the most beautiful. You have a variety of neighborhoods to choose from, including those that have excellent school districts, family-oriented communities, and access to parks. Give yourself extra peace of mind by installing a home security system. Rely on our team of Smart Home Pros to set up high-tech systems with the latest features to help keep your home secure. Call us at 855.822.1220 for a free consultation today.

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