Gillette, WY


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Gillette, WY crime analytics

The crime rate in Gillette is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Gillette is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Gillette is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wyoming, Gillette has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Gillette compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Gillette with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Gillette's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Gillette 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 Gillette.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Gillette's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Gillette is one in 680.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Gillette's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Gillette 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 Gillette is one in 43.

Gillette Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Gillette Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Gillette 1.47
Wyoming 2.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 680

in Gillette

1 in 450

in Wyoming
Population: 32,649
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 45
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.09 1.38
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)

Gillette 23.43
Wyoming 19.03
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Gillette

1 in 53

in Wyoming
Gillette Property CRIMES
Population: 32,649
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 78 660 27
Rate per 1,000 2.39 20.22 0.83
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

Gillette Crimes Per Square Mile

Gillette 43
Wyoming 22

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