West Valley, UT Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in West Valley, UT? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Salt Lake County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the West Valley area. West Valley has a population of 136,208, which makes it the 2nd largest city in Utah, and an average income of $52,534. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in West Valley, UT

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 766 reported violent crimes and 0 reported property crimes in West Valley. This compares to 7,071 reported violent crimes and 89,278 reported property crimes statewide in Utah. This makes West Valley 6th in the state of Utah when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in West Valley was agg. assault, with 474 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 4,215 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

West Valley Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (10th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (12th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (13th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 184th
  • Violent Crimes: 157th (1,041st per 100k)
  • Murder: 70th (358th per 100k)
  • Rape: 79th (529th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 157th (1,272nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 188th (808th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 126th (1,139th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 75th (125th per 100k)
  • Arson: 101st (709th per 100k)

In Salt Lake County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 136,208
  • Households: 36,213
  • Median Income: $52,534
  • Land Area: 35.465 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.053 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

West Valley, UT Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2013 2015
Murder 4 8
Rape 0 126
Agg. Assault 441 474
Robbery 156 158
Burglary 1132 0
Vehicle Thefts 981 1039
Arson 12 17

Violent Crimes in West Valley, UT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 8
Rape 126
Aggravated Assault 474
Robbery 158

Larceny in West Valley, UT

Year Larceny
2006 4047
2007 4548
2008 4805
2009 4377
2010 4127
2011 3711
2012 3972
2013 4447
2015 4215

Murder in West Valley, UT

Year Murder
2006 3
2007 6
2008 2
2009 4
2010 6
2011 4
2012 1
2013 4
2015 8

Utah Criminal Statistics:

Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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Utah Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 6346 7071
Murder 67 54
Rape 2399 2743
Agg. Assault 3513 4046
Robbery 1312 1326
Property Crimes 84711 89278
Burglary 11518 12468
Larceny 65895 68103
Vehicle Thefts 7298 8707
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in West Valley and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Utah and nationwide.

Larceny in the state of Utah

Year Larceny
2006 66671
2007 68241
2008 69996
2009 69142
2010 66914
2011 64453
2012 66482
2013 64788
2014 65895
2015 68103

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