These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Wyoming

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 live in the safest state, either. Wyoming is somewhere in the middle.

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

After analyzing 17 places in Wyoming with a population of more than 5,000, we came up with this list as the safest places here:

  1. Worland
  2. Green River
  3. Cody
  4. Torrington
  5. Laramie
  6. Casper
  7. Evanston
  8. Sheridan
  9. Lander
  10. Rawlins

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

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How we calculated the safest cities in Wyoming

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 (2014). 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 three criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
  • Total crimes per capita
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For example, there were a total of 11 crimes committed in Worland which had a reported population of 5,447. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.00202 which translates into a 1 in 495 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 5,000 people reported to the FBI in 2014. This left us with a total of 17 places in Wyoming to rank.

We ranked each place for each criteria from 1 to 17 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places three 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 population, is Worland. The most dangerous? Douglas, where residents had a 1 in 103 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.

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1. Worland

Worland - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,447
Property Crime Rank: 7
Violent Crime Rank: 4

2. Green River

Green River - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,839
Property Crime Rank: 9
Violent Crime Rank: 23

3. Cody

Cody - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,906
Property Crime Rank: 16
Violent Crime Rank: 14

4. Torrington

Torrington - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,842
Property Crime Rank: 12
Violent Crime Rank: 30

5. Laramie

Laramie - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,037
Property Crime Rank: 21
Violent Crime Rank: 13

6. Casper

Casper - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,771
Property Crime Rank: 26
Violent Crime Rank: 10

7. Evanston

Evanston - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,277
Property Crime Rank: 29
Violent Crime Rank: 5

8. Sheridan

Sheridan - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,920
Property Crime Rank: 23
Violent Crime Rank: 22

9. Lander

Lander - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,788
Property Crime Rank: 33
Violent Crime Rank: 2

10. Rawlins

Rawlins - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,160
Property Crime Rank: 20
Violent Crime Rank: 28

There You Have It

Looking at the data, you can tell that anything within a 15-minute drive of Worland is the most desirable, according to science and data. But as most Wyoming residents would agree, almost every place here is awesome.

Most dangerous cities in Wyoming:
3rd Most Dangerous: Gillette
2nd Most Dangerous: Riverton
Most Dangerous: Douglas

Detailed List Of The Safest Places To Live In Wyoming

CityRankPopulationProperty Crime RankViolent Crime Rank
Green River212,839923
Rock Springs1224,4312226

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