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Safest Places to Live in Nebraska ( 2017 Updated ! )

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 peoples 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 prairie, which creates excellent conditions for cattle growth. Nebraska is an important producer of beef, pork, corn and soybeans.

In the period from 2015 to 2016, Nebraska saw a very large increase in the violent crime rate – as much as 7.4%, which is 6.4% per 100,000 residents.

 

Ranking Criteria

Elite Personal Finance extracted data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States in 2016. 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 population under 3,000.

 

20 Safest Places in Nebraska 2017

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 York 7,885 0 0.00
2 Seward 7,204 1 0.14
3 West Point 3,367 1 0.30
4 Minden 3,023 1 0.33
5 Gering 8,297 3 0.36
6 Plattsmouth 6,454 4 0.62
7 Wahoo 4,508 3 0.67
8 Falls City 4,173 3 0.72
9 Columbus 22,911 25 1.09
10 O’Neill 3,642 4 1.10
11 Nebraska City 7,341 9 1.23
12 La Vista 16,973 21 1.24
13 Blair 7,969 10 1.25
14 Cozad 3,838 5 1.30
15 Bellevue 56,294 74 1.31
16 McCook 7,557 10 1.32
17 Holdrege 5,575 8 1.43
18 Papillion 19,576 29 1.48
19 Norfolk 24,389 38 1.56
20 Chadron 5,761 11 1.91

 

 

Crime Score in All Cities in Nebraska

In case your city didn’t make it to top 20, 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 Elite Personal Finance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

– Under 3,000 Residents
– 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
– 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
– Over 30,000 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 Imperial 2,054 0 0.00
2 Wilber 1,873 0 0.00
3 Bennington 1,712 0 0.00
4 Neligh 1,513 0 0.00
5 Tilden 936 0 0.00
6 Scribner 844 0 0.00
7 Central City 2,876 1 0.35
8 Ord 2,051 1 0.49
9 Ashland 2,577 2 0.78
10 Madison 2,365 2 0.85
11 Superior 1,869 2 1.07
12 Randolph 916 1 1.09
13 Tekamah 1,727 2 1.16
14 Plainview 1,216 2 1.64
15 Kimball 2,388 4 1.68
16 Bayard 1,136 2 1.76
17 Valley 2,168 4 1.85
18 Mitchell 1,658 4 2.41
19 Valentine 2,857 18 6.30

 

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 York 7,885 0 0.00
2 Seward 7,204 1 0.14
3 West Point 3,367 1 0.30
4 Minden 3,023 1 0.33
5 Gering 8,297 3 0.36
6 Plattsmouth 6,454 4 0.62
7 Wahoo 4,508 3 0.67
8 Falls City 4,173 3 0.72
9 O’Neill 3,642 4 1.10
10 Nebraska City 7,341 9 1.23
11 Blair 7,969 10 1.25
12 Cozad 3,838 5 1.30
13 McCook 7,557 10 1.32
14 Holdrege 5,575 8 1.43
15 Chadron 5,761 11 1.91
16 Ogallala 4,538 10 2.20
17 Sidney 6,983 17 2.43
18 Broken Bow 3,551 9 2.53
19 Alliance 8,533 22 2.58
20 Ralston 6,003 20 3.33
21 Aurora 4,499 16 3.56
22 Crete 7,047 47 6.67
23 Fairbury 3,718 29 7.80

 

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Columbus 22,911 25 1.09
2 La Vista 16,973 21 1.24
3 Papillion 19,576 29 1.48
4 Norfolk 24,389 38 1.56
5 Fremont 26,490 57 2.15
6 Lexington 10,044 23 2.29
7 Hastings 24,872 61 2.45
8 South Sioux City 13,308 44 3.31
9 North Platte 24,092 82 3.40
10 Beatrice 12,340 52 4.21
11 Scottsbluff 14,747 66 4.48

 

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Bellevue 56,294 74 1.31
2 Kearney 33,471 76 2.27
3 Grand Island 51,980 173 3.33
4 Lincoln 281,138 1,006 3.58
5 Omaha 446,163 2,531 5.67

 

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of 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.

Thank you!

 

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