wyoming safe cities 2018

The nation’s least populous state is also one of its most beautiful: Wyoming is filled with stunning mountain ranges and wide open plains. Two of the most popular national parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone, are also found in the state.

2.01 Average violent crime per 1,000
26.27 Average property crime per 1,000

The safest city in Wyoming is Green River, the county seat of Sweetwater County. The Green River Basin in which the city is located is a major source of mining for a number of minerals, including soda ash and trona ore. Second in the ranking is Laramie, a city on the Laramie River west of state capital Cheyenne. The city’s violent crime rate is just over 1 incident per 1,000 inhabitants.

Sheridan, a city in the upper reaches of the state overlooking the Bighorn Mountains, comes in third on the list. The city is named after General Philip Sheridan, the acclaimed cavalry leader active in the Civil War.

#4 Jackson is situated in the Jackson Hole Valley, just outside the breathtaking Teton Mountain Range. Closing out the top five is the city of Gillette, the county seat of Campbell County, an area that is a major source of coil, natural gas and oil.

1.  GREEN RIVER

12,477 Population
32 Violent Crimes
119 Property Crimes
green river crime 2018

2.  LARAMIE

32,411 Population
38 Violent Crimes
410 Property Crimes
laramie crime 2018

3. SHERIDAN

17,956 Population
17 Violent Crimes
362 Property Crimes
sheridan crime 2018

4. JACKSON

10,713 Population
30 Violent Crimes
195 Property Crimes
jackson crime 2018

5. GILLETTE

33,218 Population
62 Violent Crimes
708 Property Crimes
gillette crime 2018

Wyoming's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Green River12,477321192.569.54
2Laramie32,411384101.1712.65
3Sheridan17,956173620.9520.16
4Jackson10,713301952.8018.20
5Gillette33,218627081.8721.31
6Rock Springs24,161794913.2720.32
7Casper61,343701,6691.1427.21
8Evanston12,087153471.2428.71
9Cheyenne64,0461722,4272.6937.89
10Riverton10,905476104.3155.94

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Wyoming, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes. 

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