The 2015 Utah's Freest Cities Ranking

Daytime Curfew

Category: Individual Liberty

Some cities impose a daytime curfew for juveniles in their city. This is an attempt by the city to proactively enforce state compulsory education laws. However, this gives authorities the presumptive power to stop or detain any juvenile, despite otherwise completely lawful behavior, because of a suspicion that the child may be subject to state compulsory education laws.

Issues related to compuslory education are matters for the schools to work out with parents and should not form the basis for criminal or other action by the city against its residents. Because these laws infringe on individual liberty, this metric is included as 10% of the Individual Liberty category.

The score for this metric is a statistical z-score based on a simple qualitative binary score that measures whether the city has any daytime curfew laws or not.

To see a specific city's laws for this metric, click on its name in the right column, then find the row in the table below the Individual Liberty category.

City Scores

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Rank City Score
1American Fork0.464
1Bountiful0.464
1Brigham City0.464
1Cedar City0.464
1Cedar Hills0.464
1Centerville0.464
1Cottonwood Heights0.464
1Draper0.464
1Eagle Mountain0.464
1Farmington0.464
1Heber City0.464
1Herriman0.464
1Highland0.464
1Holladay0.464
1Hurricane0.464
1Kaysville0.464
1Lehi0.464
1Lindon0.464
1Midvale0.464
1Murray0.464
1North Ogden0.464
1North Salt Lake0.464
1Orem0.464
1Payson0.464
1Pleasant Grove0.464
1Provo0.464
1Riverton0.464
1Salt Lake City0.464
1Sandy0.464
1Saratoga Springs0.464
1South Jordan0.464
1South Salt Lake0.464
1Spanish Fork0.464
1Springville0.464
1St. George0.464
1Taylorsville0.464
1Tooele0.464
1Washington0.464
1West Jordan0.464
1West Valley City0.464
1Woods Cross0.464
42Clearfield-2.113
42Clinton-2.113
42Layton-2.113
42Logan-2.113
42Ogden-2.113
42Roy-2.113
42South Ogden-2.113
42Syracuse-2.113
42West Haven-2.113