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39%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
28%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
52%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWyoming/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime27n/a (estimate)1,4172,3482,324
Murder1n/a52.54.86.3
Rape2n/a104.922.040.0
Robbery0n/a0.057.066.1
Assault6n/a314.8299.8268.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)472384370
Burglary6n/a314.8203.1269.8
Theft10n/a524.71,591.11,401.9
Vehicle theft2n/a104.9169.9282.7
Property crime18n/a (estimate)9441,9641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wyoming, DE

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Wyoming is 39.1% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 9 violent crimes reported in Wyoming, equivalent to 472 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 27.7%. Additionally, Wyoming recorded 18 property crimes, amounting to 944 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 51.7%.

While murder rates in the United States have generally declined since 1990, recent years have seen an unfortunate uptick. Wyoming stands out with one of the nation's highest murder rates among cities reporting crime data. In Wyoming, a total of 1 murders were reported, equating to 52 murders per 100,000 residents. This statistic underscores the challenges facing the area in terms of severe violent crime and the importance of ongoing efforts to enhance safety and security within the community.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Wyoming?

AreaVibes surveyed 5 local residents in Wyoming to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 40% of people answered that there was very little crime in Wyoming and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 60% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Wyoming a Safe Place to Live?

Is Wyoming a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Wyoming has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 39%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.07 daily incidents, encompassing 0.02 violent crimes and 0.05 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Wyoming as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Wyoming Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Wyoming crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Wyoming has decreased by 6.9% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 12.5% and property crime has decreased by 14.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wyoming

Wyoming has a population density of 1524.9 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Wyoming crime rates.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Wyoming, 89.3% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Wyoming, the cost of living is 1.16% higher than the national average.

Wyoming crime map



The Wyoming crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Wyoming as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Wyoming crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Wyoming crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Wyoming crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Wyoming are 28% higher than the national average
      • In Wyoming you have a 1 in 71 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Wyoming is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Wyoming has decreased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Wyoming (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wyoming

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wyoming is 1 in 212
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wyoming is 1 in 106
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wyoming is 1 in 71

        Year Over Year Crime In Wyoming (per 100,000 people)

        Wyoming police department

        Item Wyoming Delaware National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3962558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.25.43.3
        There are a total of 3 Wyoming police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58.5% less than the Delaware average and 31.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Delaware

        State Total offenders Delaware /100K National /100K
        Delaware4,039505266
        There are a total of 4,039 sex offenders in Delaware. This yields a total of 505 sex offenders in Delaware per 100,000 residents which is 90% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Clayton, DE3,39375749824
        Riverview, DE2,557141721862
        Slaughter Beach, DE302155793949
        Highland Acres, DE3,9131718731,044
        Greensboro, MD2,8732078521,059
        Kent Acres, DE1,8321779041,081
        Rodney Village, DE1,1651909711,161
        Wyoming, DE1,5964729441,417

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Forsyth, MT1,596170779949
        Sarcoxie, MO1,5962331,1161,349
        Paris, MO1,5952431,1641,407
        Georgiana, AL1,5971,0742,5333,607
        Cornell, WI1,597207691898
        Wyoming, DE1,5964729441,417
        Source: The Wyoming, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.