Safest Places to Live in Nebraska of June 2024

Last Update: March 11, 2023 Living

Located in the Great Plains and the Midwestern region of the United States, Nebraska borders South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Home to slightly over 1.9 million people, it is the 37th most populous state in the US. Nebraska’s capital is Lincoln, while the largest city is Omaha, which lies on the Missouri River and is home to approximately 450,000 people.

Nebraska was a land of many Native American people before being admitted to the United States in 1867. An interesting fact is that the government of Nebraska is officially nonpartisan.

Climate is rather dynamic and can bring tornadoes and violent thunderstorms, but also milder and enjoyable periods. The landscape of Nebraska portrays a lot of treeless prairies, which creates excellent conditions for cattle growth. Nebraska is an important producer of beef, pork, corn, and soybeans.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Nebraska of June 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Seward7 25020,28
2Schuyler6 39630,47
3Gering8 18991,10
4La Vista17 223191,10
5Columbus23 406281,20
6Blair7 836101,28
7Norfolk24 698321,30
8McCook7 533111,46
9Ralston7 468121,61
10York7 877131,65

Crime Score in All Cities in Nebraska of June 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Nebraska cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • Over 10,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
3Ravenna1 36900,00
4Imperial2 07400,00
5Valley2 90410,34
6Ashland2 60420,77
7Madison2 37820,84
8Minden2 98531,01
9Superior1 81221,10
10Tekamah1 69221,18
11Central City2 86862,09
12Ord2 08752,40
13Valentine2 75193,27
14Boys Town579813,82

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Gothenburg3 43300,00
2Seward7 25020,28
3West Point3 30710,30
4Wahoo4 51320,44
5Schuyler6 39630,47
6Aurora4 53940,88
7Gering8 18991,10
8Blair7 836101,28
9McCook7 533111,46
10Cozad3 75761,60
11Ralston7 468121,61
12York7 877131,65
13Chadron5 446101,84
14Falls City4 13081,94
15Broken Bow3 53271,98
16O’Neill3 61582,21
17Ogallala4 476102,23
18Nebraska City7 273182,47
19Holdrege5 394142,60
20Plattsmouth6 478172,62
21Sidney6 331223,47
22Crete7 094466,48

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1La Vista17 223191,10
2Columbus23 406281,20
3Norfolk24 698321,30
4Beatrice12 227221,80
5Hastings24 778451,82
6Fremont26 523491,85
7Papillion20 580401,94
8Lexington10 108201,98
9Bellevue53 8801102,04
10South Sioux City12 771302,35
11Scottsbluff15 862533,34
12North Platte23 705893,75
13Lincoln291 1281 1153,83
14Grand Island51 8212364,55
15Omaha470 4812 8836,13

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