CRIME

Property crimes in Utah have skyrocketed

Oct 21, 2021, 5:33 AM
Screenshot of video footage of a vehicle and garage break in in a Sugarhouse neighborhood around 2:...
Screenshot of video footage of a vehicle and garage break in in a Sugarhouse neighborhood around 2:15am 10/18/2021 Video: Damian Guillory

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Utah had the largest increase in property crimes of any state between 2019 and 2020.

From 2019-2020, property crimes increased by 13.6% according to according to SafeHome.org’s state-by-state analysis of new FBI crime data.

Contrastingly, property crimes decreased by 7.8% and residential burglaries decreased by an astounding 58% nationwide in the same timeframe. 

The FBI defines property theft as burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. These crimes typically involved stealing money or property without force or threat to the victims.  

An example of a property crime was reported in the early morning in a residential Sugarhouse neighborhood Tuesday morning, October 18.

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