The 10 Safest Salt Lake City, UT Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Salt Lake City are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Salt Lake City are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Salt Lake City. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Salt Lake City neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Salt Lake City in 2022? That would be Greater Avenues. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Salt Lake City.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Salt Lake City neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Salt Lake City that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Salt Lake City

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Salt Lake City For 2022

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Population: 16,047
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 259
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,313
More on Greater Avenues: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,188
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 241
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,406
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Wasatch Hollow Salt Lake City, UT

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Population: 8,443
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 337
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,347
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East Bench Salt Lake City, UT

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Population: 3,768
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 284
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,876
More on Yalecrest: Homes For Sale | Data

Yalecrest Salt Lake City, UT

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Population: 3,489
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 600
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,082
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Population: 20,893
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 562
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,239
More on East Central: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,087
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 518
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,370
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Population: 3,074
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 648
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,850
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Population: 7,895
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 689
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,055
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Population: 31,233
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 629
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,796
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Sugar House Salt Lake City, UT

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Salt Lake City Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Salt Lake City.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 19 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Salt Lake City." We're lookin' at you, Greater Avenues.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Salt Lake City. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Salt Lake City

Looking at the data, you can tell that Greater Avenues is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Utah residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Salt Lake City For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Greater Avenues 2,582
2 Wasatch Hollow 2,677
3 East Bench 2,684
4 Yalecrest 3,150
5 Bonneville Hills 4,692
6 East Central 4,811
7 Central City 4,908
8 Central City-Liberty Welss 5,508
9 Capitol Hill 5,754
10 Sugar House 6,465
11 Arcadia Heights 5,693
12 Liberty Wells 6,737
13 Fairpark 6,834
14 Downtown 7,242
15 Rose Park 7,504
16 People's Freeway 10,302
17 Glendale 11,750
18 Westpointe 12,056
19 Poplar Grove 12,475

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Salt Lake City.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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