These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Wyoming For 2017

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. Laramie
  3. Cody
  4. Jackson
  5. Green River
  6. Sheridan
  7. Torrington
  8. Gillette
  9. Lander
  10. Powell

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

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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 (Sept 2015). 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 549 crimes committed in Worland which had a reported population of 5,416. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.101 which translates into a 1 in 10 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? Riverton, where residents had a 1 in 2 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: 5,416
Property Crime Rank: 456
Violent Crime Rank: 93

2. Laramie

Laramie - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,879
Property Crime Rank: 1,068
Violent Crime Rank: 1,144

3. Cody

Cody - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,741
Property Crime Rank: 1,379
Violent Crime Rank: 935

4. Jackson

Jackson - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,152
Property Crime Rank: 1,074
Violent Crime Rank: 1,614

5. Green River

Green River - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,604
Property Crime Rank: 551
Violent Crime Rank: 2,921

6. Sheridan

Sheridan - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,775
Property Crime Rank: 1,661
Violent Crime Rank: 1,204

7. Torrington

Torrington - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,736
Property Crime Rank: 1,147
Violent Crime Rank: 2,227

8. Gillette

Gillette - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,634
Property Crime Rank: 1,893
Violent Crime Rank: 1,307

9. Lander

Lander - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,758
Property Crime Rank: 2,472
Violent Crime Rank: 583

10. Powell

Powell - Safest Places In Wyoming
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,408
Property Crime Rank: 1,620
Violent Crime Rank: 2,223

There You Have It - The Safest In Wyoming

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: Cheyenne
2nd Most Dangerous: Douglas
Most Dangerous: Riverton

Detailed List Of The 100 Safest Cities To Live In Wyoming

CityRankPopulationProperty Crime RankViolent Crime Rank
Worland15,41645693
Laramie231,8791,0681,144
Cody39,7411,379935
Jackson410,1521,0741,614
Green River512,6045512,921
Sheridan617,7751,6611,204
Torrington76,7361,1472,227
Gillette831,6341,8931,307
Lander97,7582,472583
Powell106,4081,6202,223
Evanston1112,2132,3571,032
Casper1258,8172,2681,239
Rock Springs1323,8691,5522,573
Rawlins149,1552,0962,439
Cheyenne1562,1952,6081,697
Douglas166,3711,9263,429
Riverton1710,9153,4552,714

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