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Crime Statistics for Nebraska


Safest Cities in Nebraska

Overall Crime Rating:

B (14.05% lower than national average)


High Risk Crimes:

  • Vehicle Theft (17% higher than the national average)


  • Investing in a security camera system effectively protects your home and family from criminals. Research consistently shows that these devices deter crime, with a reduction of 65% or more. Additionally, having surveillance cameras provides valuable evidence of criminal activity occurring. Surveillance camera systems are a proven cost-effective method to prevent, record, and decrease the overall rate of crime and will provide both you and your family with a much-needed peace of mind.


    View individual city crime ratings below:



    Cities with Highest Crime Rate:

  • Omaha
  • Grand Island
  • Lincoln
  • North Platte
  • Bellevue

  • Cities with Lowest Crime Rate:

  • La Vista
  • Columbus
  • South Sioux City
  • Norfolk
  • Beatrice

  • Omaha Crime Rating:

    C+ (52.90% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Vehicle Theft


    Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River. According to the 2020 census, the population of Omaha was 486,051, making it the nation's 40th-most populous city. Omaha is the anchor of the eight-county Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which has a population of 967,604, making it the 58th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Omaha–Council Bluffs–Fremont, NE–IA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) has a total population of 1,004,771, according to 2020 estimates. Within a 50-mile radius of Downtown Omaha, approximately 1.5 million people reside in the Greater Omaha area. Omaha is considered a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and in 2020 it was given "sufficiency" status. The city's pioneer period began in 1854 when it was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city earned its nickname, the "Gateway to the West," due to its location along the Missouri River and the Lone Tree Ferry crossing. In 1898, Omaha hosted the World's Fair, known as the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, which showcased the new West to the world. Throughout the 19th century, Omaha's central location and transportation infrastructure made it an important national transportation hub. Industries such as transportation, jobbing, railroads, and breweries played significant roles in the city's development. In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards and meatpacking plants gained international prominence. Today, Omaha is home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: Berkshire Hathaway, Kiewit Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, and Union Pacific Corporation. Berkshire Hathaway, led by Warren Buffett, is one of the world's wealthiest people according to Forbes rankings. Additionally, Omaha houses five Fortune 1000 headquarters, including Green Plains, Intrado, TD Ameritrade, Valmont Industries, and Werner Enterprises. The city is also home to notable institutions such as the First National Bank of Omaha, several large architecture/engineering firms, and the Gallup Organization.


    Lincoln Crime Rating:

    B- (9.18% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    Lincoln is the capital city of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. It covers an area of 100.4 square miles and has a population of 292,657 as of 2021. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 73rd-largest in the United States. Lincoln serves as the economic and cultural center for the larger Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln-Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas, which is home to 361,921 people. The city of Lincoln was established in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on salt marshes and arroyos. It was later renamed after President Abraham Lincoln and became the state capital in 1869. The state capitol building, designed by Bertram G. Goodhue, was completed in 1932 and is the second-tallest capitol in the country. The city is a major employer for both the state and U.S. government, and it is also home to the University of Nebraska, which has a student enrollment of 26,079. Lincoln has a diverse population, with a history of welcoming refugees. It was designated as a "refugee-friendly" city by the U.S. Department of State in the 1970s and has been a significant resettlement site. Refugees from Vietnam, Burma, Sudan, Iraq, the Middle East, and Afghanistan have found a new home in Lincoln. The city's public schools provide support for thousands of students from 150 countries, who speak a total of 125 different languages.


    Bellevue Crime Rating:

    B+ (46.70% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    Bellevue is a suburban city in Sarpy County, Nebraska. It is part of the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area. As of the 2020 Census, Bellevue had a population of 64,176. This makes it the third-largest city in Nebraska, after Omaha and Lincoln. Bellevue is also the second largest city in the U.S. with the name "Bellevue," with Bellevue, Washington being the largest.


    Grand Island Crime Rating:

    B- (9.46% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Aggravated Assault


    Grand Island is a city in Nebraska, USA. It is located in Hall County and serves as the county seat. According to the 2020 census, the population of Grand Island is 53,131. Grand Island is the main city in the Grand Island metropolitan area, which includes Hall, Merrick, Howard, and Hamilton counties. The official population of the metropolitan area is 83,472 residents. The National Civic League has recognized Grand Island with the All-America City Award four times, in 1955, 1967, 1981, and 1982. Grand Island is notable for being the home of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. This center is responsible for training law enforcement officers across the state. Additionally, Grand Island is also the location of the Southern Power District, which provides electricity to southern Nebraska.


    Kearney Crime Rating:

    A- (52.15% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    Kearney is the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. The population in the 2020 census was 33,790. It is where the University of Nebraska at Kearney is located. The community experienced growth with the expansion of the railroad after the Civil War.


    Fremont Crime Rating:

    B (18.86% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary


    Fremont is a city and county seat of Dodge County in Nebraska. It is located in the eastern part of the state. According to the 2020 census, the population of Fremont was 27,141. Midland University is located in Fremont.


    Hastings Crime Rating:

    B (24.58% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    Hastings is a city in Nebraska, USA, and it serves as the county seat of Adams County. According to the 2020 census, the population of Hastings was 25,152. In 1927, Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid in Hastings, and the town commemorates this invention with the annual Kool-Aid Days festival held in August. It is worth noting that during World War II, Hastings operated the largest Naval Ammunition Depot in the United States.


    Norfolk Crime Rating:

    B+ (30.19% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    Norfolk is a city located in Madison County, Nebraska, in the United States. It is situated 113 miles northwest of Omaha and 83 miles west of Sioux City. Norfolk is found at the intersection of U.S. Routes 81 and 275. According to the 2010 census, the population of Norfolk was 24,210, making it the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. Norfolk serves as the principal city of the Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area.


    North Platte Crime Rating:

    B- (2.98% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    North Platte is a city in Nebraska, USA. It is the county seat of Lincoln County. The city is located in the west-central part of the state, along Interstate 80. It is situated at the confluence of the North and South Platte Rivers, forming the Platte River. According to the 2020 census, the population of North Platte was 23,390. North Platte is known as a railroad town. The city is home to Union Pacific Railroad's large Bailey Yard. However, currently, only freight trains serve North Platte. During World War II, North Platte gained recognition for the North Platte Canteen. This volunteer organization provided food to millions of traveling soldiers. North Platte is the main city in the North Platte Micropolitan Statistical Area. This statistical area includes Lincoln, Logan, and McPherson counties.


    Columbus Crime Rating:

    A- (52.95% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    Columbus is a city located in Platte County, Nebraska. It serves as the county seat and is situated in the Midwestern United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of Columbus was recorded at 24,028 individuals. With this population, Columbus ranks as the 10th largest city in the state of Nebraska.




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