FBI: Murray, Clinton saw significant increases in rape in past 5 years

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Murray saw the greatest increase in the number of reported rapes in the past five years in Salt Lake County, federal crime statistics show.

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, there were 25 reported rapes in Murray, compared to none in 2006. Salt Lake City was second, going from 95 reported rapes in 2006 to 119 in 2011, a 25 percent increase.

In contrast, the number of reported forcible rapes in Sandy went down 26 percent, from 23 in 2006 to 17 in 2011. South Salt Lake experienced a 13 percent drop, from 40 to 35 in the same time period.

In Davis County, Clinton experienced an 800 percent increase in reported rapes, from one in 2006 to nine in 2011. Bountiful was the next highest, going from nine in 2006 to 15 in 2011, a 67 percent increase.

Layton reported a 7 percent decrease in rape, from 30 to 28 in the same five-year period. It was followed by Kaysville, which saw rape decline 29 percent, from seven to five.

Park City, which is in Summit County but is included in The Salt Lake Tribune's Close-Up City section, saw reported rapes go from nine to zero.

Cottonwood Heights, North Salt Lake, Bluffdale, Centerville and Farmington were not listed in the 2006 crime report, while Midvale was not listed in the 2011 report.

The data were compiled by UtahsRight.com for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune's Close-Up section highlighting information gleaned from public databases. The purpose is not to provide analysis of the data, but to provide raw numbers so the public can analyze the data themselves for their own purposes.

UtahsRight.com, the data website for The Salt Lake Tribune, conducts an ongoing statewide quest for district court information and other public information, including salaries of public employees and restaurant inspections, using public records requests made under the state's Government Records Access and Management Act, commonly known as GRAMA.


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