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Local crime patterns mixed in first year of COVID

While the state of Utah saw an increase in several areas of crime in 2020 during the height of the COVID pandemic, crime data released by the FBI shows a more nuanced view at the Cache County level.

As part of the FBI’s yearly crime reports, Logan City Police Department reported 100 violent crimes overall, down from 113 in 2019. While Logan City Police reported zero homicides in 2020 and saw a dip in aggravated assaults over the previous year, rape and robbery reports increased.


In 2020, Logan City Police saw overall property crimes decline for the second year in a row. Burglaries and thefts ebbed while arson and motor-vehicle theft saw minute increases. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.