Alcohol and Crime In Wyoming

Alcohol and Crime Reports //

Since 2005 WASCOP has been collecting and evaluating alcohol-related arrest data gathered from all 23 counties in Wyoming. That data is compiled into a report that contains alcohol-related information collected in all 23 counties in Wyoming during a twelve-month time period by the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police. The alcohol-related arrest data contained in this report provides a detailed, statistical picture of the impact of alcohol abuse on crime in Wyoming. Since 2005 information has been collected from a total of 99,872 persons who were arrested and subsequently detained in a detention facility in Wyoming. A sufficient amount of alcohol-related arrest data has now been collected during the course of these past seven years which can be analyzed for the purpose of identifying trends in alcohol involvement in crime in Wyoming. Consistent patterns of alcohol involvement for certain crimes are now more evident and the times when these crimes are occurring more predictable. This data is made available to law enforcement, policy makers and community leaders to further inform their efforts to improve public safety and reduce the harmful effects of alcohol abuse in their communities. WASCOP undertakes this project in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office. WASCOP funds the collection of data and WYDOT Highway Safety program funds the analysis, publishing and distribution of the report.

Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming - 2018                                                                                              

2018 Supplemental                                                                                                                                                

2018 Executive Summary                                                                                                                      

Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming - 2017

2017 Supplemental

2017 Executive Summary

Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming - 2016

2016 Supplemental

2016 Executive Summary

Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming - 2015

2015 Supplemental

2015 Executive Summary

Governor's Council on Impaired Driving //

On September 16, 2011 Governor Matt Mead signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving. This is a continuing effort to address drunk driving fatalities and injuries in Wyoming that began with the first Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving that worked from May 2003 – May 2009 and the Governor’s Leadership Team to Prevent Impaired Driving that worked from June 2009 – June 2011. The Council has made significant progress in making Wyoming highways safer including legislative changes, statewide education, reports and white papers for the Governor. WASCOP has been an active part of the Council from the beginning providing a voice for Sheriffs and Chiefs on this vital public safety issue to each of our communities. WASCOP has also acted as a broker for information, help design reports and complete reports for the Council, and been an active participant in all Council activities. 

On September 16, 2011 Governor Matt Mead signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving. This is a continuing effort to address drunk driving fatalities and injuries in Wyoming that began with the first Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving that worked from May 2003 – May 2009 and the Governor’s Leadership Team to Prevent Impaired Driving that worked from June 2009 – June 2011. The Council has made significant progress in making Wyoming highways safer including legislative changes, statewide education, reports and white papers for the Governor. WASCOP has been an active part of the Council from the beginning providing a voice for Sheriffs and Chiefs on this vital public safety issue to each of our communities. WASCOP has also acted as a broker for information, help design reports and complete reports for the Council, and been an active participant in all Council activities. 

Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws //

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has been providing Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) grant funds to the Wyoming Department of Health since 1998. Due to the law enforcement focus of these funds it was decided in 2006 to sub- contract to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WASCOP) for the administration of these funds and to direct the efforts of the agencies that apply for these grant funds. WASCOP administers the grant funding to Wyoming communities through a granting process. Agency proposals are required to focus on OJJDP Best Practice Enforcement Strategies and to implement measures to sustain EUDL efforts in collaboration with their local prevention coalition efforts. WASCOP provides administrative services for the grant, technical assistance and training to grant recipients, and the collection, analysis and reporting of underage drinking arrest related data gathered by the grant recipients. EUDL data is reported to the public through a report published by WASCOP titled, “Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws: Alcohol and Youth Data – 2011” and “Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws: Trend Analysis – 2009 - 2011”. This data is used by agencies to direct their enforcement and prevention efforts, to educate public policy makers to effect positive public policy change, and promote healthy community norms. WASCOP also facilitates semi-annual meetings of all grant recipients to train, share strategies and new ideas, and refine practices and protocols. 

Wyoming Youth and Alcohol Report - 2018

Wyoming Youth and Alcohol Report - 2017

Wyoming Youth and Alcohol Report - 2016

Wyoming Youth and Alcohol Report - 2015

Wyoming Youth and Alcohol Report - 2014

Wyoming Youth and Alcohol Trends Analysis - 2009 to 2011