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.
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
Wyoming's Safest Cities
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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.