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Wyoming Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Wyoming. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Wyoming compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Wyoming, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 169,903 total crimes reported in Wyoming (12,437 of them violent). Of the 16,990 crimes that happen every year in Wyoming, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wyoming every 30 minutes. This includes 121 murders, 1,448 rapes, and greater than one hundred and thirty-three thousand thefts (including 7,229 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Wyoming for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Wyoming has lessened by 6%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 10%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Wyoming. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seventeen thousand for Wyoming in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wyoming (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Wyoming (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Wyoming law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Wyoming conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.