The 10 Safest Salt Lake City, UT Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Salt Lake City.
Safest Neighborhoods In Salt Lake City

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 2021? 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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How We Determined The Safest Salt Lake City Hoods In 2021

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.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Salt Lake City For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,047
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 180
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,789
More on Greater Avenues: Homes For Sale | Data

Wasatch Hollow Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,188
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 222
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,861
More on Wasatch Hollow: Homes For Sale | Data

East Bench Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,443
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 243
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,808
More on East Bench: Homes For Sale | Data

Yalecrest Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,768
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 222
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,224
More on Yalecrest: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,489
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 462
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,145
More on Bonneville Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,893
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 445
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,258
More on East Central: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,087
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 373
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,382
More on Central City: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,074
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 504
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,744
More on Central City-Liberty Welss: Homes For Sale | Data

Sugar House Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 31,233
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 501
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,473
More on Sugar House: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,895
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 541
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,886
More on Capitol Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up 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 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Greater Avenues 1,989
2 Wasatch Hollow 2,043
3 East Bench 2,061
4 Yalecrest 2,436
5 Bonneville Hills 3,637
6 East Central 3,713
7 Central City 3,785
8 Central City-Liberty Welss 4,248
9 Sugar House 4,964
10 Capitol Hill 4,427
11 Arcadia Heights 4,361
12 Liberty Wells 5,210
13 Fairpark 5,249
14 Downtown 5,592
15 Rose Park 5,804
16 People's Freeway 7,915
17 Westpointe 9,298
18 Poplar Grove 9,613
19 Glendale 13,165

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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