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Did Your Town Make The List Of The Safest Cities In Utah?

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Smithfield, Utah is the safest city in the state according to a report released from SafeWise, a home security company. Santa Clara, Highland and Pleasant Grove were next on the list of the top 20 safest cities in Utah.

The report used FBI Crime Report statistics from 2014 paired with population data. The study took the number of reported violent crimes, added reported property crimes and then divided it by the population to calculate how likely crime would occur in each city.

Sarah Brown, community outreach manager for SafeWise, says the company is trying to highlight communities in Utah that are doing good.

“These cities that get recognized, they hardly get recognized for the work that they’re doing. And I think that if we studied the cities that are doing awesome, it could be helpful for everybody else. What community programs are they putting that are making them so successful, so safe. Like how can we replicate that?”

Brown added that people can help make their cities safe by getting to know their neighbors.

“Communities, it’s been proven, who care about each other, who know their neighbors, they’re more likely to report incidence that are happening around their homes and around the neighborhood.” 

On the bottom of the list were Riverdale, South Salt Lake and Salt Lake City.