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Salt Lake City -The Most Dangerous City In the US for Property Crime

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City -The Most Dangerous City In the US for Property Crime

In a recent report by, Salt Lake City was ranked as the #1 most dangerous city in the whole US when it comes to property crime. utilized FBI crime data to compile this report, and one requirement was determined when reviewing crime rates among cities:

The city had to have a population of more than 100,000.

More About the Report’s Findings

The word “property crime” under the definition by the FBI includes larceny, burglary, and also motor vehicle theft.

However, did not include motor vehicle theft in their report. The goal was to determine which city was the most dangerous to own property, whether it be a vacation home, investment properties, or even owning a home.

Below is a list of the top 10 most dangerous cities for property crime:

Rank City Population Property crime per 1,000 people
1 Salt Lake City, UT 193,918 75.4
2 Springfield, MO 168,307 74.88
3 Spokane, WA 214,028 67.58
4 Little Rock, AR 198,800 63.23
5 Pueblo, CO 109,927 57.33
6 Tucson, AZ 533,663 54.95
7 Albuquerque, NM 561,560 54.88
8 Fort Lauderdale, FL 181,218 53.59
9 Tacoma, WA 209,914 53.02
10 Tallahassee, FL 191,564 52.07

(This chart is courtesy of concluded some interesting findings from their report, one of them being that the cities in the top 10 list are fairly small. They noted that this “goes against the big city, big crime stereotype.”

They speculate that the reason why they believe so many small cities made it into the top 10 list is “because cities with lower populations also have fewer apartment buildings and skyscrapers, which are harder to break into or damage.”

In other words, more people living in residences that are easier to access.

How to Protect Your Home in Salt Lake City

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With devices like security cameras, window and door sensors, smart deadbolts, garage controls, and the ability to monitor your home from the convenience of your smart home with ADT Pulse, being able to protect the ones you love and your belongings is easier and more convenient than ever.



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