Safest Places to Live in Nevada of July 2024

Last Update: March 11, 2023 Living

Nevada is a state located in the western part of the United States. It is the 7th most extensive but the 9th least densely populated state. It is the 34th most populous state, with almost 3 million residents. The capital is Carson City, while the largest city is Las Vegas, which has around 600,000 residents.

Nevada is also known as the Silver State due to the importance of silver for its economy. Nevada borders are with Oregon, California, Idaho, Arizona, and Utah. Desert occupies most of the Nevada area, so around 75% of Nevada’s population lives in Clark County, including Las Vegas.

In the middle of the 20th century, Nevada was the least populated state. However, gambling legalization and lenient marriage and divorce increased in its population more than in any other state since the mid-20th century. Of course, tourism is the most lucrative field in Nevada, followed by mining and gold mining.

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 3,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Nevada of July 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Winnemucca7 80081,03
2Boulder City16 102191,18
3Mesquite19 612261,33
4Henderson317 7325431,71
5Yerington3 18561,88
6Elko20 601693,35
7Sparks106 0104504,24
8Las Vegas1 666 8038 8545,31
9Reno254 3491 4195,58
10Carlin2 259156,64

Crime Score in All Cities in Nevada of July 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Nevada 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 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 100,000 Residents
  • Over 100,000 Residents

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

These are the results that we got:

Under 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Winnemucca7 80081,03
2Yerington3 18561,88
3Lovelock1 80663,32
4Carlin2 259156,64

10,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Boulder City16 102191,18
2Mesquite19 612261,33
3Elko20 601693,35

Over 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Henderson317 7325431,71
2Sparks106 0104504,24
3Las Vegas1 666 8038 8545,31
4Reno254 3491 4195,58
5North Las Vegas249 8542 1588,64

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?

How safe do you feel?

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