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The 5 Safest Cities in Wyoming — 2016

Safest Cities in Wyoming

Wyoming offers an abundance of natural treasures, miles of scenic byways, and nearly endless opportunities for outdoor activity. In addition to being a recreation goldmine, it’s also one of the nation’s most popular states for startups — due in part to its economic vitality and business-friendly tax climate.

On top of all this, crime isn’t a significant problem in Wyoming. Across the country, crime dropped by approximately six percent from 2013 to 2014, but in Wyoming — already one of the safest states in the nation — crime went down by an impressive 17 percent. According to the most recent FBI Crime Report data, Wyoming’s violent crime rate is half the national average. Among the state’s five safest cities, crime is even less common. On average, these cities reported only 13 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is nearly 60 percent less than most U.S. cities. When we analyzed the data further, we discovered that none of the cities on our list reported a murder or robbery. One city, Worland, also cited no burglaries.

People are making their way to Wyoming, but it’s still the country’s least populated state — which means there’s a good chance you can find a safe city to settle down in without sacrificing serenity. Start by researching the communities that made our list, then explore our Wyoming Safety Directory. This comprehensive resource was put together with your safety and security in mind, offering everything from emergency preparedness tips to an interactive map of the Cowboy State’s most and least burglarized counties.

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Wyoming

To identify the 10 safest cities in Wyoming, we reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2014, along with population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

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From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down 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) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

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You can also see how the cities ranked in the past with the 2015 Safest Cities in Wyoming report here.

1. Thermopolis

Previous rank: Not ranked

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.33 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 7.22

2. Worland 

Previous rank: 1

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.55
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.91

3. Green River 

Previous rank: 2

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 2.41 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.62

4. Torrington 

Previous rank: 3

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 3.07
Property Crimes per 1,000: 15.64

5. Cody

Previous rank: 5

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.51
Property Crimes per 1,000: 18.98

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Check the remaining cities below, and take a look at the most recent FBI crime data here.

6. Newcastle 7. Laramie 8. Rawlins
9. Sheridan 10. Rock Springs 11. Jackson
12. Mills 13. Casper 14. Powell
15. Buffalo 16. Cheyenne 17. Evanston
18. Gillette 19. Wheatland 20. Lander
21. Douglas 22. Riverton

 

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Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.

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