Cheyenne, WY
Crime Rates


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Cheyenne, WY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Cheyenne is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Cheyenne is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Cheyenne is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wyoming, Cheyenne has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Cheyenne to other communities of similar population, then Cheyenne crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cheyenne does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cheyenne does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Cheyenne.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Cheyenne occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Cheyenne; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 519. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Cheyenne experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cheyenne's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Cheyenne a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Cheyenne is one in 31.

Cheyenne Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Cheyenne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Cheyenne 1.93
Wyoming 2.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 519

in Cheyenne

1 in 450

in Wyoming


Population: 63,335
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 13 7 95
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.21 0.11 1.50


Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Cheyenne 32.19
Wyoming 19.03

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Cheyenne

1 in 53

in Wyoming

Cheyenne Property CRIMES

Population: 63,335
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 289 1,650 100
Rate per 1,000 4.56 26.05 1.58

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Cheyenne Crimes Per Square Mile

Cheyenne 88
Wyoming 22