Prostitution in Salt Lake City

Prostitution arrests plummeted in 2012 by 92 percent after Salt Lake City police disbanded its vice squad. Police said they have created a new squad to deal with vice-related crimes, focusing on addressing the root causes of commercial sex offenses and on clients.

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Arrests for commercial sex by type of violation, 2008 2011 2012

223 186 135 58 31 13 75 8 69 6
Soliciting (by female)

2011 arrests for commercial sex*

2012 arrests for commercial sex*
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Other violations • Because they are so few in number, other categories are only listed here: keeping a house of ill fame, loitering for prostitution, procuring for prostitution and other.

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*Each dot represents a record of an arrest

Source: Tribune analysis of Salt Lake City Police Department data
Computer-assisted reporting by Tony Semerad, graphic by Todd Adams | The Salt Lake Tribune

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