Safest Places to Live in Nebraska 2020

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Last Update: June 7, 2020 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. The capital of Nebraska 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 prior to 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.

In the period from 2016 to 2017, Nebraska saw an increase in the violent crime rate –  3.7%, which was 3.1% per 100,000 residents.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

20 Safest Places in Nebraska 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 West Point 3335 0 0,00
2 Aurora 4488 1 0,22
3 Gothenburg 3458 1 0,29
4 Seward 7209 3 0,42
5 Falls City 4167 2 0,48
6 Wahoo 4464 3 0,67
7 York 7875 6 0,76
8 Holdrege 5432 5 0,92
9 La Vista 17177 16 0,93
10 Blair 8103 8 0,99
11 Lexington 9996 10 1,00
12 Alliance 8122 9 1,11
13 Columbus 23257 26 1,12
14 Broken Bow 3546 4 1,13
15 Norfolk 24458 29 1,19
16 Ralston 7535 11 1,46
17 Chadron 5621 9 1,60
18 Gering 8291 14 1,69
19 South Sioux City 12845 24 1,87
20 Schuyler 6210 12 1,93

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Crime Score in All Cities in Nebraska 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Nebraska cities.

It is obvious that 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
1 Emerson 798 0 0,00
2 Tilden 929 0 0,00
3 Plainview 1189 0 0,00
4 Neligh 1501 0 0,00
5 Bennington 1532 0 0,00
6 Imperial 2061 0 0,00
7 St. Paul 2347 0 0,00
8 Ashland 2586 0 0,00
9 Madison 2352 2 0,85
10 Valley 2334 2 0,86
11 Central City 2918 3 1,03
12 Mitchell 1654 2 1,21
13 Superior 1848 3 1,62
14 Kimball 2342 4 1,71
15 Bayard 1130 2 1,77
16 Tekamah 1709 4 2,34
17 Minden 2981 8 2,68
18 Valentine 2791 11 3,94
19 Ord 2097 9 4,29
20 Boys Town 631 6 9,51

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 West Point 3335 0 0,00
2 Aurora 4488 1 0,22
3 Gothenburg 3458 1 0,29
4 Seward 7209 3 0,42
5 Falls City 4167 2 0,48
6 Wahoo 4464 3 0,67
7 York 7875 6 0,76
8 Holdrege 5432 5 0,92
9 Blair 8103 8 0,99
10 Lexington 9996 10 1,00
11 Alliance 8122 9 1,11
12 Broken Bow 3546 4 1,13
13 Ralston 7535 11 1,46
14 Chadron 5621 9 1,60
15 Gering 8291 14 1,69
16 Schuyler 6210 12 1,93
17 Plattsmouth 6444 14 2,17
18 Sidney 6602 16 2,42
19 Ogallala 4512 12 2,66
20 McCook 7518 21 2,79
21 O’Neill 3625 11 3,03
22 Cozad 3791 15 3,96
23 Nebraska City 7316 29 3,96
24 Crete 7185 36 5,01

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 La Vista 17177 16 0,93
2 Columbus 23257 26 1,12
3 Norfolk 24458 29 1,19
4 South Sioux City 12845 24 1,87
5 Papillion 19588 39 1,99
6 Hastings 24963 51 2,04
7 Bellevue 53683 113 2,10
8 Fremont 26465 59 2,23
9 Kearney 34261 85 2,48
10 Beatrice 12244 33 2,70
11 Scottsbluff 16029 55 3,43
12 Lincoln 288589 1045 3,62
13 North Platte 23774 97 4,08
14 Grand Island 51768 241 4,66
15 Omaha 469351 2628 5,60

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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