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.
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:
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:
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
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.
Population: 5,416Property Crime Rank: 456Violent Crime Rank: 93
Population: 31,879Property Crime Rank: 1,068Violent Crime Rank: 1,144
Population: 9,741Property Crime Rank: 1,379Violent Crime Rank: 935
Population: 10,152Property Crime Rank: 1,074Violent Crime Rank: 1,614
5. Green River
Population: 12,604Property Crime Rank: 551Violent Crime Rank: 2,921
Population: 17,775Property Crime Rank: 1,661Violent Crime Rank: 1,204
Population: 6,736Property Crime Rank: 1,147Violent Crime Rank: 2,227
Population: 31,634Property Crime Rank: 1,893Violent Crime Rank: 1,307
Population: 7,758Property Crime Rank: 2,472Violent Crime Rank: 583
Population: 6,408Property Crime Rank: 1,620Violent 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
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