Is Salt Lake City Still the #1 Most Dangerous City for Property Crime in the US? 2019 Report Says No

Property Crime Survey Map ( just released its new report on the 10 Cities with the Least and Most Property Crime for 2019, and Salt Lake City, Utah, is no longer #1 for most dangerous city for property crimes. It has slipped down to #2.

Crime decreased from 75.4 crimes per 1,000 people to 70.82, helping SLC to relinquish its #1 spot to last year’s runner up, Springfield, Missouri.

Top 10 cities with the most property crime

RankCityPopulationProperty crime per 1,000 people
1Springfield, MO168,65476.86
2Salt Lake City, UT194,96870.82
3Spokane, WA217,06664.31
4Little Rock, AR199,31463.65
5Albuquerque, NM561,37559.97
6Memphis, TN652,76556.85
7San Francisco, CA881,25556.19
8Chattanooga, TN178,75352.35
9St. Louis, MO310,28451.67
10Baton Rouge, LA227,40351.58

Check out the full report here:

How did we choose these cities? We used FBI crime data to find the US cities with the most and least property crime. The FBI defines property crime as burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. 

For our purposes, we excluded motor vehicle-related crime to find the cities where it’s safest and most dangerous to own houses, as well as rental, vacation, and investment properties. We also excluded any city with a population under 100,000, based on the US Census Bureau’s definition of a metropolitan area. 

Why do this report? evaluates security systems to help people protect their property, and part of protecting your property is knowing how much security you need based on where you live. 

Please let me know if you need anything else to move forward with your coverage of this report. I am happy to provide high-resolution images as well as any other assets you might need.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.