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Wyoming Crime Victimization Survey, 2011

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Michael Dorssom M.A.; Thomas Furgeson M.A.; Jason Vaughn Lee Ph.D.
Date Published
July 2011
81 pages
This report from the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center contains the results of the 2011 Wyoming Crime Victimization Survey.
Key findings from the 2011 Wyoming Crime Victimization Survey include the following: 94 percent of State residents reported feeling safe in their communities, with the majority living without fear of violent crime; 61 percent reported that crime had stayed to the same or decreased over the past 3 years, while 64 percent reported that they expect crime rates to remain the same over the next 3 years; 15.4 percent of residents indicated that they were very concerned about property crime and theft; and 42.6 percent of residents were not confident in the Federal Government, while over 80 percent felt that Wyoming law enforcement officers were polite, competent, and treated citizens with respect. Additionally, the survey found that property crime was the most frequently experienced type of crime victimization (15 percent), followed by credit card theft or fraud (10.6 percent); assault (7 percent), and stalking (less than 7 percent). Data for this report were obtained through a statewide telephone survey of Wyoming residents conducted by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. Between January 26 and February 25, 2011, 1,698 completed interviews were conducted with residents from each county in the State. The survey questions focused on three major themes: the nature and frequency of crime; residents' attitudes towards policing and government; and information about victims, offenders, and crimes. Tables and references