The crime rate in Henderson is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Henderson is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Henderson is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Nevada, Henderson has a crime rate that is higher than 54% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Henderson, and we found that the crime rate in Henderson is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Henderson is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Henderson does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Henderson.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Henderson's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Henderson is one in 592.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Henderson's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Henderson a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Henderson is one in 50.