Safest Places to Live in Nevada 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 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 resulted in its population increased 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 that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

10 Safest Places in Nevada 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Winnemucca 7 800 8 1,03
2 Boulder City 16 102 19 1,18
3 Mesquite 19 612 26 1,33
4 Henderson 317 732 543 1,71
5 Yerington 3 185 6 1,88
6 Elko 20 601 69 3,35
7 Sparks 106 010 450 4,24
8 Las Vegas 1 666 803 8 854 5,31
9 Reno 254 349 1 419 5,58
10 Carlin 2 259 15 6,64

Crime Score in All Cities in Nevada 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at 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
1 Winnemucca 7 800 8 1,03
2 Yerington 3 185 6 1,88
3 Lovelock 1 806 6 3,32
4 Carlin 2 259 15 6,64

10,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Boulder City 16 102 19 1,18
2 Mesquite 19 612 26 1,33
3 Elko 20 601 69 3,35

Over 100,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Henderson 317 732 543 1,71
2 Sparks 106 010 450 4,24
3 Las Vegas 1 666 803 8 854 5,31
4 Reno 254 349 1 419 5,58
5 North Las Vegas 249 854 2 158 8,64

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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