These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Wyoming For 2019

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 Afton.

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 26 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 2019:

  1. Afton (Photos | Homes)
  2. Kemmerer (Photos | Homes)
  3. Buffalo (Photos | Homes)
  4. Glenrock (Photos | Homes)
  5. Laramie (Photos | Homes)
  6. Green River (Photos | Homes)
  7. Cody (Photos | Homes)
  8. Torrington (Photos | Homes)
  9. Sheridan (Photos | Homes)
  10. Wheatland (Photos | Homes)

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

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 2018) 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)
10 Best Places To Live In Wyoming

For example, there were a total of 22 crimes committed in Afton which had a reported population of 2,008. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.011 which translates into a 1 in 91 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 2017. This left us with a total of 26 of the biggest cities in Wyoming to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 26 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 Afton. The most dangerous city in Wyoming? Evansville, where residents had a 1 in 30 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.

Afton, WY
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 2,008
Rank Last Year: -
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (1st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,095 (5th safest)
More on Afton: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Kemmerer, WY
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 2,792
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 107 (7th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 644 (1st safest)
More on Kemmerer: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Buffalo, WY
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 4,590
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 43 (3rd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,176 (6th safest)
More on Buffalo: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Glenrock, WY
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 2,599
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 10)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 115 (9th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 923 (2nd safest)
More on Glenrock: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Laramie, WY
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Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 32,632
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 91 (6th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,375 (8th safest)
More on Laramie: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Green River, WY
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 12,289
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 162 (14th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 992 (3rd safest)
More on Green River: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Cody, WY
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 9,885
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111 (8th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,507 (10th safest)
More on Cody: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Torrington, WY
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 6,729
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 208 (16th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,069 (4th safest)
More on Torrington: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Sheridan, WY
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 18,036
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 44 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,979 (16th safest)
More on Sheridan: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Wheatland, WY
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 3,602
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 55 (5th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,971 (15th 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 Afton 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. Evansville
  2. Cheyenne
  3. Riverton
For more reading, check out:

List Of Safest Cities In Wyoming For 2019

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Afton, WY 2,008 0 1,095
2 Kemmerer, WY 2,792 107 644
3 Buffalo, WY 4,590 43 1,176
4 Glenrock, WY 2,599 115 923
5 Laramie, WY 32,632 91 1,375
6 Green River, WY 12,289 162 992
7 Cody, WY 9,885 111 1,507
8 Torrington, WY 6,729 208 1,069
9 Sheridan, WY 18,036 44 1,979
10 Wheatland, WY 3,602 55 1,971
11 Worland, WY 5,287 170 1,286
12 Gillette, WY 32,826 124 1,733
13 Lander, WY 7,672 0 2,802
14 Douglas, WY 6,615 272 1,496
15 Evanston, WY 12,044 132 2,017
16 Jackson, WY 10,692 261 1,589
17 Mills, WY 3,875 129 2,167
18 Newcastle, WY 3,537 310 1,583
19 Thermopolis, WY 2,925 512 1,572
20 Casper, WY 60,034 151 2,876
21 Rawlins, WY 9,050 298 2,022
22 Rock Springs, WY 23,886 464 1,992
23 Powell, WY 6,422 342 2,055
24 Riverton, WY 11,028 317 4,860
25 Cheyenne, WY 64,730 322 3,499
26 Evansville, WY 3,014 1,094 2,222

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