Sunset ranked Utah's safest city

Monday , June 16, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Contributed to the Standard-Examiner

Sunset in Davis County is considered Utah’s safest city, according to a ranking by a national website.

The SafeWise Report released its “40 Safest Cities in Utah” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 5,000 people.

The site looked at crimes from part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). From there, the site calculates the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in Utah, we narrowed the list down to 40 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.

Sunset had 0 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 26.12 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

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"Utah's reputation as a wholesome place for clean, family living is certainly confirmed when you look at the minimal number of violent and property crimes in these Rocky Mountain communities," SafeWise security analyst Rebecca Edwards said. "The community spirit and care for neighbors demonstrated by these Utah citizens makes it easy to see why so many people are proud to call Utah home."

There were 14 Top of Utah cities ranked in the top 40. Other Top of Utah cities ranked in the top 10 were Tremonton at number 5 and Pleasant View at number 7.

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