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Safest Places to Live in Wyoming 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

Located in the mountain region of the western United States, Wyoming borders Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho.

With around 585,000 residents (which is less than 31 of the most populous cities in the country), Wyoming is the least populous state. However, combined with the fact that it is the 10th largest state, this makes it the second least densely populated state, right after Alaska. The capital and largest city is Cheyenne, which has around 65,000 residents.

The economy of Wyoming largely depends on mineral extraction (coal, oil, natural gas, and trona). However, other important economic fields are tourism, agriculture (livestock, hay, grain, sugar beets, etc.). Wyoming is a rather conservative state and has been traditionally voting for the Republican party.

In Wyoming, the violent crime rate dropped by 3.8% in the period from 2016 to 2017, which was a 2.9% decrease per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 1,000.

20 Safest Places in Wyoming 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Afton 2018 0 0,00
2 Lander 7542 0 0,00
3 Worland 5148 2 0,39
4 Mills 3966 2 0,50
5 Saratoga 1651 1 0,61
6 Kemmerer 2761 2 0,72
7 Glenrock 2584 2 0,77
8 Wheatland 3557 3 0,84
9 Pine Bluffs 1143 1 0,87
10 Evanston 11797 11 0,93
11 Moorcroft 1060 1 0,94
12 Sheridan 17919 17 0,95
13 Laramie 32509 32 0,98
14 Green River 12025 14 1,16
15 Douglas 6386 11 1,72
16 Gillette 30659 56 1,83
17 Rock Springs 23405 43 1,84
18 Casper 58200 117 2,01
19 Buffalo 4583 10 2,18
20 Cody 9935 23 2,32

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Crime Score in All Cities in Wyoming 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Wyoming cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • Over 10,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Diamondville 761 0 0,00
2 Hanna 787 0 0,00
3 Afton 2018 0 0,00
4 Saratoga 1651 1 0,61
5 Kemmerer 2761 2 0,72
6 Glenrock 2584 2 0,77
7 Pine Bluffs 1143 1 0,87
8 Moorcroft 1060 1 0,94
9 Thermopolis 2919 13 4,45
10 Greybull 1864 9 4,83
11 Lusk 1539 10 6,50

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Lander 7542 0 0,00
2 Worland 5148 2 0,39
3 Mills 3966 2 0,50
4 Wheatland 3557 3 0,84
5 Douglas 6386 11 1,72
6 Buffalo 4583 10 2,18
7 Cody 9935 23 2,32
8 Powell 6458 17 2,63
9 Newcastle 3370 14 4,15
10 Rawlins 8806 37 4,20
11 Torrington 6699 35 5,22
12 Evansville 3001 17 5,66

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Evanston 11797 11 0,93
2 Sheridan 17919 17 0,95
3 Laramie 32509 32 0,98
4 Green River 12025 14 1,16
5 Gillette 30659 56 1,83
6 Rock Springs 23405 43 1,84
7 Casper 58200 117 2,01
8 Riverton 11076 26 2,35
9 Cheyenne 64178 207 3,23

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

Thank you!

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