The Safest and Most Dangerous Cities In Wyoming - 2018 Ranking!

From the Delaware Indian word, meaning “mountains and valleys alternating”; Wyoming is the 44th state to be admitted into the Union on July 10, 1890. It was the first state to grant women the right to vote and serve on a jury, and therefore nicknamed the “Equality State”.

A place where the wilderness is part of the everyday life, Wyoming remains the American state where spaces are more wide open than pretty much anywhere else. Nearly two-thirds of the state is covered by the Rocky Mountains and beautiful landscapes remain a huge tourist destination.

Tourists flock to the “Cowboy State” for the world-class skiing at Jackson Hole and the raw beauty of the many national parks such as Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Independence Rock draw more than six million visitors to the state each year in search of peace, quiet, and plenty of fresh air.

While it is the least populous state in the United States with an average of only 6 people per square mile, numerous celebrities originate from here, like actors Harrison Ford and Michael Fox, also Dick Cheney a former vice president; and Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman elected governor of a state.

If you are considering moving to Wyoming or you already live there, make sure to continue reading to find out how safe Wyoming is compared to other states, and learn about its safest cities based on the most recent FBI crime report.

Ranking at #12 in terms of safety and with 586,107 residents, Wyoming’s population is the lowest in the country, even lower than Rhode Island, America's smallest state.

When it comes to safe and dangerous cities, Green River, a small city of 12,477 people, is the safest city in Wyoming with a 1210 crime rate per 100,000 people.

The state’s 2nd largest city, Casper, is ranked #12 in terms of safety, while Gillette, another major city in Wyoming, is ranked #7 safe-wise with a 2318.02 crime rate per 100,000 people. Sheridan and Jackson also rank at #6 and #5 in terms of safety. Cheyenne, however, being the state’s capital makes the list as the 2nd most dangerous city with a 4058.02 crime rate per 100,000 people.

Find out if your city is one of the safest in the state, then review our resources for crime prevention tips and home security information.

More Information About Wyoming

Capital: Cheyenne

Number of Counties: 23

Overall Population: 585,501 million inhabitants

Land Area: 97,818.2 square miles

Education Statistics: 26.0% of the population holds a bachelor's degree or higher, (percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-2015)

Unemployment Rate: 4.3#

Crime Stats In Wyoming

Violent Crime Rate Per 100,000 Inhabitants: 244.2    

Property Crime Rate Per 100,000 Inhabitants: 1,957.3

Wyoming’s Safety Rank: #12


In creating this ranking, we excluded all cities with population less than 5,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

Table 1: Top 5 Safest Cities In Wyoming

Rank City Population Total Crime Rate
Per 100,000 Inhabitants
1 Green River
Previous rank: 2
12477 1210.0
2 Worland
Previous rank: 1
5348 113.0
3 Laramie
Previous rank: 5348
32411 118.0
4 Torrington
Previous rank: 5
6676 375.0
5 Jackson
Previous rank: 3
10713 281.0

Table 2: Top 5 Most Dangerous Cities In Wyoming

Rank City Population Total Crime Rate
Per 100,000 Inhabitants
1 Riverton
Previous rank: 1
12087 436.0
2 Cheyenne
Previous rank: 2
64046 272.0
3 Rawlins
Previous rank: 6
9004 192.0
4 Lander
Previous rank: 3
7699 3143.0
5 Evanston
Previous rank: 5
12087 126.0

Table 3: All Cities, Ranked By Population

City Population Total Crime Rate
Per 100,000 Inhabitants
Safety Rank
Cheyenne 64046 272.0 16
Casper 61343 2835.0 12
Gillette 33218 189.0 7
Laramie 32411 118.0 3
Rock Springs 24161 2359.0 9
Sheridan 17956 457.0 6
Green River 12477 1210.0 1
Evanston 12087 126.0 13
Riverton 12087 436.0 17
Jackson 10713 281.0 5
Cody 9842 333.0 8
Rawlins 9004 192.0 15
Lander 7699 3143.0 14
Torrington 6676 375.0 4
Douglas 6617 2388.0 10
Powell 6491 2542.0 11
Worland 5348 113.0 2

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