Utah, also called the Beehive State, is the 45th state admitted to the US. As of 2016, Utah’s population totals to 3,051,217. The largest city is Salt Lake City, with a population of 186,440. Salt Lake City is also the capital of Utah.
Utah is the only state, where the majority (approximately 62%) of the population belong to one church.
Salt Lake City, which is also the capital and the largest city, is the most dangerous place in Utah. Although Utah is a safe state and ranks the 9th lowest with crime in the country, with 236.0 per 100,000 crime rate, the situation is not the same in Salt Lake City. The city violent crime rate here is much higher at 392.2 per 100,100 residents. The recorded rate of poverty is 10,2%, while the unemployment is at 3.0%.
A new approach has been applied in Salt Lake City to reduce crime. The City Council has attached 8 social workers to the police to deal with the homeless, as well as has hired 8 new bicycle-patrol police officers.
Capital punishment is legal. Ephraim and Saratoga Springs are known as the safest cities in Utah.
Prison inmate records, including mugshots, are handled by the Utah Department of Corrections and County Sheriff’s office. The best way to obtain records is by direct contact, phone or email.