A look at violations at childcare facilities

29 12 2011

In an 8-month period, childcare facilities in the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas were given 302 violations on inspections by Utah Department of Health.

The violations that occurred most often within the facilities centered mostly on lack of paperwork, with 65 violations of failing to report a new individuals information, and 61 offenders dinged for failing to follow all rules and regulations – most often dealing with having proper immunization records.
The third highest violation was having sharp objects, edges, or points accessible to children, with 55 violations in January through August 2011.

The Salt Lake Valley cities included in the numbers were as far south as Draper and as far north as South Weber.

The data was compiled by UtahsRight.com for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune’s neighborhood section highlighting information gleaned from public databases. The purpose is not to provide analysis of the data, but rather to provide the raw information in public databases so the public can analyze the data for their own purposes.
The information was received from a public records request to the Utah Department of Health’s Child Care Licensing.

Though Salt Lake City had the highest number of violations in the Salt Lake Valley area, with 99 violations, they also had the highest number of facilities, with 113 operating in the city.

Kearns and South Weber had the highest average number of violations per facility, both with an average of 1.3 violations. South Weber had four violations in their three licensed facilities, while Kearns had 16 violations in the 12 operating childcare facilities.

Several cities had zero violations in the examined time frame, including South Salt Lake, Centerville, Sunset and Syracuse.

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, also known as GRAMA.





New updates for Utah’s Right to Know

19 12 2011

Several sections have been updated recently on UtahsRight.com, including salaries, divorce data, and criminal data.

Nearly every city in the state has been updated to reflect fiscal year 2011 salaries, with updated information currently available for 111 cities for the fiscal year 2011. Those updates have been added to the Salary tab at UtahsRight.com .

Twenty-six cities do not yet have updated information. Those cities include:

Aurora

Bryce Canyon City

Centerville

Clinton

Elwood Town

Farmington

La Verkin

Lewiston

Lindon

Morni

North Logan

North Salt Lake

Panguitch

Parowan

Richmond

River Heights

Salina

Salt Lake City

Santa Clara

St. George

Vineyard

Washington Terrace

Wendover

West Jordan

West Valley City

To find salary information for you city, click here. If you do not see information about where you live, or if you have any questions about the data, feel free to email webmaster@utahsright.com.

Along with salary information, the divorce database and our criminal charges database have both been updated to reflect more current data. 

 

 

 





Where burglary and probationers live, by ZIP code

19 12 2011

More probationers and parolees who have committed burglary crimes live in the Weber County ZIP code 84401 than any other ZIP codes in the Salt Lake Valley.

The 84401 ZIP code, which includes parts of Ogden, Hooper, Marriott-Slaterville, Roy and West Haven, had 39 burglary probationers and parolees residing in the area during the third week of January 2011, according to data from the Utah Department of Corrections.

 The Salt Lake City and West Valley City area within the 84120 ZIP code had the second highest number of probationers and parolees residing in the area, with 21 offenders. Behind them, the 84116 ZIP code, which includes part of Salt Lake City, had 19 offenders residing in the area during that time frame.

The convicted offenses included all types of burglary crimes, including burglary of a dwelling, a building or a vehicle. The number of probationers and parolees does not include those who have absconded or are in a hospital or in a correctional facility for another offense.

The data was compiled by UtahsRight.com for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune’s neighborhood section highlighting information gleaned from public databases. The purpose is not to provide analysis of the data, but rather to provide the raw information in public databases so the public can analyze the data for their own purposes.

Specific information about probationers and parolees, along with other public information data, is available at UtahsRight.com.

One ZIP code — 84119 — had no probationers or parolees convicted of burglary crimes registered as residing in the area. That ZIP code includes parts of Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake and West Valley City. The areas in ZIP codes 84092, 84014 and 84098 had only one offender living in their area. Those ZIP codes include the areas of Sandy, Alta, Snowbird, Centerville and Park City.

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 request made under the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act, also known as GRAMA.