These Are The 10 Safest Places In Wyoming For 2018

We used data and science to determine the places in Wyoming where everyone sleeps safe and sound.

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We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort and safety are at the top of everyone's list.

For a lot of people who live in the fine state of Wyoming, safety isn't a problem, but we don't all get to live in the safest cities -- unless of course you live in Worland.

The purpose of this post is to determine where the safest cities to live are in the Equality State. Those places where crime is usually something you hear about on Facebook, but not from your local paper.

In all, we analyzed 25 cities in Wyoming with a population of more than 2,000 using the latest FBI crime data.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. Or for more reading on safe places to live, check out:

How we calculated the safest cities in Wyoming

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While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Sept 2017) in Wyoming.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. We used two criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
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For example, there were a total of 68 crimes committed in Worland which had a reported population of 5,348. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0127 which translates into a 1 in 78 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 2,000 people reported to the FBI in 2016. This left us with a total of 25 of the biggest cities in Wyoming to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 25 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In Wyoming".

The safest city, based on our criteria, is Worland. The most dangerous city in Wyoming? Riverton, where residents had a 1 in 16 chance of being the victim of a crime.

Note: This report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments, nor does it reflect the fact that people from out of town may come into a community and cause a crime. It simply looks at where crimes occurred most frequently, based on a city's population.

1. Worland

Worland, WY

Population: 5,348
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 112 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,159 (4th safest)
More on Worland: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Taking the crown as the safest city in Wyoming for 2018 is Worland -- a classic example of everything that makes Wyoming great.

We are talking about only having a 1 in 86.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime and a 1 in 891 chance of being the victim of violent crime.

That's crazy safe. Compare it to St. Louis, MO -- the most dangerous city in the country -- with roughly a 1 in 30 chance of beign the victim of a property crime.

2. Laramie

Laramie, WY
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Population: 32,411
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 117 (6th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,265 (5th safest)
More on Laramie: PhotosReal Estate | Data

If you're thinking of moving to Wyoming and safety is a top priority, then you can't do much better than Laramie -- the 2nd safest in the Equality State.

Laramie is the kind of place that old timers talk about longingly -- where kids can run around during the day without adult supervision and you can leave your front door unlocked.

You only had a 1 in 79.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Laramie.

3. Sheridan

Sheridan, WY

Population: 17,956
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 94 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,016 (13th safest)
More on Sheridan: PhotosReal Estate | Data

You might not post on Facebook that much, but now's a time to change that. Be proud that Sheridan ranks as the 3rd safest city in Wyoming.

Go on. With all the negativity on Facebook all the time now, this is great news for Sheridan.

We'll wait here safe and sound.

4. Kemmerer

Kemmerer, WY

Population: 2,757
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 253 (16th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 580 (1st safest)
More on Kemmerer: Photos

You might be surprised to find Kemmerer this high on the list, but, trust us, no one in Kemmerer is surpised.

This gem of a place in the Equality State boasts the 1st best property crime rate and 16th best violent crime rate for 2018.

5. Thermopolis

Thermopolis, WY

Population: 2,967
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 4)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 235 (15th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,078 (3rd safest)
More on Thermopolis: Photos

Finishing just inside the top five is Thermopolis, WY.

You get what you pay for in Thermopolis -- super low crime rates. A 1 in 423 chance of being the victim of violent crime gives Thermopolis residents a well earned feeling of safety.

We'd move to Thermopolis in a heartbeat.

6. Newcastle

Newcastle, WY

Population: 3,537
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 197 (11th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,526 (8th safest)
More on Newcastle: Photos

Everyone is trying to get in on the quality of life in Newcastle, the 6th safest city in Wyoming.

The town of some 3537 people will have to try and continue to keep Newcastle a secret, lest crime starts going up simply because of people breaking down the doors to get into town.

See what we did there Newcastle?

7. Green River

Green River, WY

Population: 12,477
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 256 (17th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 953 (2nd safest)
More on Green River: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Green River is a feel good story of safety and comfort in Wyoming.

It has 1 in 104.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime and a 1 in 389 chance of being the victim of violent crime.

That's some of the tops you'll find across the country -- nevermind just in Wyoming.

8. Buffalo

Buffalo, WY

Population: 4,640
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 150 (8th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,875 (12th safest)
More on Buffalo: Photos

The eighth safest city in Wyoming for 2018 goes to Buffalo. Let's see why.

There were only 7 violent crimes here last year -- which is basically 0 for the average citizen. And there were only 87 property crimes to boot.

9. Cody

Cody, WY

Population: 9,842
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111 (3rd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,245 (17th safest)
More on Cody: PhotosReal Estate | Data

If you're looking for a safe place to live in Wyoming, may we present Cody as an option.

While it doesn't sit at the very top of the chart for Wyoming, it still has an impressively low crime rate.

221 property crimes occurred here, which nets out to being the 17th best in Wyoming on a rate basis.

10. Wheatland

Wheatland, WY

Population: 3,665
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 218 (14th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,718 (9th safest)
More on Wheatland: Photos

And just making it into the top ten for 2018 is Wheatland.

But we know they don't take this spot for granted -- Wheatland residents can attest that their home town deserves to be the on list.

In total, there were 8 violent crimes and 63 property crimes in Wheatland; that's really good for a place of 3665 people and definitely something to be happy about looking forward into 2018.

There You Have It - The Safest Cities In The Equality State

Looking at the data, you can tell that Worland is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Wyoming residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

Here's a look at the most dangerous cities in Wyoming according to the data:

  1. Riverton
  2. Cheyenne
  3. Evansville
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List Of Safest Cities In Wyoming For 2018

City Rank Previous Rank Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
Worland, WY 1 2 5,348 112 1,159
Laramie, WY 2 5 32,411 117 1,265
Sheridan, WY 3 10 17,956 94 2,016
Kemmerer, WY 4 7 2,757 253 580
Thermopolis, WY 5 1 2,967 235 1,078
Newcastle, WY 6 4 3,537 197 1,526
Green River, WY 7 12 12,477 256 953
Buffalo, WY 8 15 4,640 150 1,875
Cody, WY 9 6 9,842 111 2,245
Wheatland, WY 10 9 3,665 218 1,718
Lander, WY 11 14 7,699 0 3,143
Gillette, WY 12 13 33,218 186 2,131
Casper, WY 13 17 61,343 114 2,720
Glenrock, WY 14 3 2,603 268 1,383
Evanston, WY 15 16 12,087 124 2,870
Torrington, WY 16 11 6,676 374 1,482
Powell, WY 17 18 6,491 200 2,341
Jackson, WY 18 8 10,713 280 1,820
Mills, WY 19 24 3,854 207 2,516
Rawlins, WY 20 22 9,004 188 3,109
Douglas, WY 21 23 6,617 604 1,783
Rock Springs, WY 22 20 24,161 326 2,032
Evansville, WY 23 19 2,999 1,133 2,234
Cheyenne, WY 24 21 64,046 268 3,789
Riverton, WY 25 25 10,905 430 5,593

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