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Safest Places to Live in Wyoming 2019

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2019

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

Elite Personal Finance extracted data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States in 2017. 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.

10 Safest Places in Wyoming 2018

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Lander7,67200.00
2Afton2,00800.00
3Buffalo4,59020.44
4Sheridan18,03680.44
5Wheatland3,60220.56
6Saratoga1,68610.59
7Sundance1,29410.77
8Pine Bluffs1,15510.87
9Laramie32,632300.92
10Kemmerer2,79231.07

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Crime Score in All Cities in Wyoming

In case your city didn’t make it to the top 10, 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 Elite Personal Finance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

– Under 3,000 Residents
– 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
– 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
– Over 30,000 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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Afton2,00800.00
2Diamondville74400.00
3Saratoga1,68610.59
4Sundance1,29410.77
5Pine Bluffs1,15510.87
6Kemmerer2,79231.07
7Glenrock2,59931.15
8Hanna80811.24
9Moorcroft1,07232.80
10Greybull1,876115.86

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Lander7,67200.00
2Buffalo4,59020.44
3Wheatland3,60220.56
4Cody9,885111.11
5Mills3,87551.29
6Worland5,28791.70
7Torrington6,729142.08
8Douglas6,615182.72
9Rawlins9,050272.98
10Newcastle3,537113.11
11Powell6,422223.43
12Thermopolis2,925155.13
13Evansville3,0143310.95

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Sheridan18,03680.44
2Evanston12,044161.33
3Green River12,289201.63
4Jackson10,692282.62
5Riverton11,028353.17
6Rock Springs23,8861114.65

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Laramie32,632300.92
2Gillette32,826411.25
3Casper60,034911.52
4Cheyenne64,7302093.23

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.

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