The 96.746 crimes reported to law enforcement agencies in utah in 1990 was 10,799 more than in 1980. but with Utah's growing population, the number of crimes per thousand residents actually declined.

Crime rate per 1,000 population

County* 1980 1990 Change

Salt Lake 82.9 79.4 -4.4%

Weber 75.8 59.3 -27.8%

Utah 39.2 41.1 4.8%

Davis 33.7 36.6 8.6%

Washington 24.8 31.4 26.6%

Cache 20.3 30.9 52.2%

Box Elder 34.4 25.5 -34.9%

Statewide 58.8 56.2 -4.6%

Utahs seven most populous counties

Source: Crime in Utah