The action is set to start at 6 p.m. Friday, beginning at 400 South and Main Street, in front of Marie Callender's Restaurant. The parade will move north along Main, turning west at 400 North for two blocks, and then end at the South Davis Recreation Center in Bountiful Park.
Dozens of entries are set to dazzle the kids, with the finale reserved for Jolly Old St. Nick, who will make his appearance on the Clipper float.
Area is nation’s 42nd lowest in crime
BOUNTIFUL — The Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area, which includes all of Davis County, has been ranked 41st safest in the nation.
That’s according to a recently-released report by CQ Press, a publisher of research, U.S. government and world affairs information. The report officially ranked metropolitan areas in terms of crime rates.
After a one year absence, the Cache County/Franklin County, Idaho area was rated as the metropolitan area with the least crime in the nation.
Provo-Orem was ranked fifth while the St. George area was ranked in 32nd place. Salt Lake City metro, meanwhile, was far down the list of more than 360 areas, at 218th.
The metropolitan areas with the highest crime rates in the nation were Pine Bluff, Ark., at the very bottom, Memphis, Tenn., and New Orleans.
Because of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, its population changed dramatically over the past few years, going down considerably. In 2007, the CQ Press said the city had 209 murders and more than 19,000 criminal incidents during 2007.
To make the determinations, criminal data is collected from local law enforcement agencies. CQ Press reportedly determines rankings calculated on six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.
The inclusion of all of Davis County in the Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area took place several years ago. Years ago, North Davis had been included with the old Ogden Statistical Metropolitan Area and South Davis was included in the Salt Lake Statistical Metropolitan Area.
After that, the Ogden metro area was dissolved, its numbers included in the Salt Lake metro area.
Although Davis County is now recognized by state officials as having more than 300,000 residents, it is not considered as a separate metropolitan area by federal officials.