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.

Here's the list of the safest cities in Wyoming for 2018:
  1. Worland (Photos | Homes)
  2. Laramie (Photos | Homes)
  3. Sheridan (Photos | Homes)
  4. Kemmerer (Photos | Homes)
  5. Thermopolis (Photos | Homes)
  6. Newcastle (Photos | Homes)
  7. Green River (Photos | Homes)
  8. Buffalo (Photos | Homes)
  9. Cody (Photos | Homes)
  10. Wheatland (Photos | Homes)

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

How we calculated the safest cities in Wyoming

Safest Cities in Wyoming Graph

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

2. Laramie

Laramie, WY
Source: Public domain

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

Laramie /lærmi/ is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the 2010 census. Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287.

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

Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The 2010 census put the population at 17,444 and a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 29,116. It is the county seat of Sheridan County.

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: PhotosReal Estate | Data

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: PhotosReal Estate | Data

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: PhotosReal Estate | Data

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 city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 12,515 at the 2010 census.

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: PhotosReal Estate | Data

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

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: PhotosReal Estate | Data

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
For more reading, check out:

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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