5 Most Dangerous Cities in Wyoming

There are 203 locations in the state of Wyoming; 99 are incorporated, and the remaining locations are regarded as census-designated.

5 Most Dangerous Cities in Wyoming
5 Most Dangerous Cities in Wyoming

In general, Wyoming's violent crime rate is almost half that of the national average.

On the other hand, Wyoming's rate of property crime is comparable to the national average.

1. Riverton

Founded in 1906, the town of Riverton got its name from the four rivers that converge there.

There are four primary areas of the city, the least safe of which is Riverton East.

Compared to the state average, residents have almost three times the likelihood of becoming victims of violent crime.

Riverton has a violent crime rate that is over 50% higher than the national average.

Riverton's crime rate per square mile is much higher than the state average for Wyoming.

2. Evanston

The tiny city of Evanston is situated close to the Utah border in Wyoming's southwest region.

With remarkably high robberies relative to the population, Evanston's violent crime rate is far higher than the state average.

Evanston's property crime rate is somewhat higher than the state average for Wyoming, which is a bit better.

Additionally, Evanston's crime per square mile numbers are almost 40% higher than the state median and significantly higher than the national average.

3. Cheyenne

The largest city in Wyoming and the state capital is Cheyenne.

Cheyenne is situated near eastern Wyoming's southern border.

There are a few tough spots in Cheyenne that should be avoided.

These include the historic district late at night and the south side of town.

More violent crimes occur in Cheyenne than the state as a whole.

4. Newcastle

Newcastle, a tiny city in northeastern Wyoming, serves as the county seat of Weston County.

Situated on the brink of the renowned Black Hills is the city.

This little Weston County city's rates of violent and property crime are largely comparable to the state average.

Both locals and visitors to Newcastle face a 1 in 67 risk of becoming victims of crime.

Thankfully, crime in Newcastle has declined annually.

5. Wheatland

The town of Wheatland is located in southeast Wyoming.

The town is located at an elevation of more than 4,700 feet above sea level and occupies slightly more than four square miles.

The Platte County Rodeo Fair is held in Wheatland every year.

In comparison to the national average, Wheatland has about 20% higher property crime.

Theft and burglary account for the bulk of crimes in Wheatland.

Nonetheless, Wheatland has seen a rise in crime of more than 10% from the previous year.