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Nebraska Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Nebraska. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Nebraska compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Nebraska, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 670,331 total crimes reported in Nebraska (54,648 of them violent). Of the 67,033 crimes that happen every year in Nebraska, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Nebraska every 7 minutes. This includes 540 murders, 5,097 rapes, and almost five hundred and nineteen thousand thefts (including 54,974 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Nebraska for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Nebraska has lessened by 21%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 32%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Nebraska. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fifty-nine thousand for Nebraska in 2009.

Crime Trends in Nebraska (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Nebraska (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Nebraska law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Nebraska conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.