February 24, 2022
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department released its 2021 CompStat Summary Report.
Chief Mike Brown released the following statement:
“Our 2021 CompStat Summary Report gives us important insights on the events we saw, and work we did in 2021. We are committed to having a holistic approach towards community safety. Every day, the women and men of the Salt Lake City Police Department are advancing safety, the quality of life and economic opportunities for everyone who lives, works and passes through our city.
I want to thank our officers for their hard work each day. They are doing a tremendous job while facing many significant challenges, including experiencing an increase in calls-for-service, and today, we are already outpacing last year.”
Mayor Erin Mendenhall released the following statement:
“I am pleased to see overall crime is down in Salt Lake City. We are seeing a clear trend that shows the Crime Control Plan is working. We’ve taken steps to be more proactive, and we’re continuing tried and true tactics, while also exploring new approaches in handling the public safety needs of our growing City.
It’s important to state that these improvements by no means represent an absence of crime in Salt Lake City, nor are they cause for us to slow down in our approach to crime reduction.
These incremental improvements represent the progress we’re making, and we want to keep these lines of communication open so that Salt Lakers always know where we stand, and what we’re doing to move forward.”
Since 2019, the CompStat & Analysis Unit has generated a yearly report to summarize its CompStat data. This is the first time that report is being released to the public. The reports for 2019 and 2020 have now been placed on the department’s website for review.
The 2021 CompStat Summary Report includes information on 2021 summaries and individual break out on CompStat offenses , violent crime , property crime as well as summaries for each council district. The report also includes a summary on stolen guns, homicides, motor vehicle theft, larceny, response times, top call location for each SLCPD division, and assaults on officers.
• Overall crime, citywide, was down 6% year-to-date from 2020 to 2021.
• Violent crime, citywide, was up 5% year-to-date from 2020 to 2021.
• Property crime, citywide, was down 7% year-to-date from 2020 to 2021.
• The SLCPD saw a 15% increase in the number of calls for service in 2021 when compared to the three-year average.
• The SLCPD saw a 24% increase in the number of firearms reported as stolen when compared to the three-year-average.
• During 2021, 18 homicides occurred in Salt Lake City – the same number of homicides that occurred in 2020.
• During 2021, 2,134 motor vehicles were reported stolen.
In November 2021, the Chief Mike Brown and Mayor Erin Mendenhall released an update to the 2021 Crime Control Plan to lower crime, improve response times, fill authorized staffing levels for sworn positions and to continue building community relationships.
The strategies outlined in the Revised Crime Control Plan include expanding recruitment and hiring efforts, developing a violent criminal apprehension team, implementing the Police Civilian Response Team, expanding the department’s call diversion program and its online reporting capabilities.
CompStat is a performance management tool that gives the SLCPD the ability to accurately and quickly identify problems in precise geographical areas and measure the results of the department’s problem-solving activities.