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4 Utah locales ranked in top 100 safest cities in U.S.

Published: Monday, March 4 2013 2:59 p.m. MST

Four Utah cities have been ranked among the 100 safest in the U.S., according to publishing company CQ Press. Orem was the state's safest city at No. 19.

Stuart Johnson, Deseret News archives

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OREM — Four Utah cities have been ranked among the 100 safest in the U.S., according to publishing company CQ Press.

Orem was the state's safest city at No. 19. Provo was ranked 64th, Sandy 74th and West Jordan at No. 89.

The annual report compiles data using the FBI crime statistics from more than 400 cities with a population of 75,000 or more. Statistical data from the most common occurrences of crimes are used to rank cities across the nation.

Other Utah cities noted on the list were Ogden at No. 228, West Valley City at No. 270 and Salt Lake City at No. 343.

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