Fairbury, NE
Crime Rates


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Fairbury, NE crime analytics

The crime rate in Fairbury is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Fairbury is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Fairbury is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Nebraska, Fairbury has a crime rate that is higher than 98% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 3,751, Fairbury has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Fairbury does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Fairbury.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fairbury 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 Fairbury.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fairbury occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Fairbury; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 234. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Fairbury experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fairbury's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Fairbury 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 Fairbury is one in 28.

Importantly, we found that Fairbury has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Fairbury is one in 221.

Fairbury Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Fairbury Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Fairbury 4.27
Nebraska 2.75
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 234

in Fairbury

1 in 364

in Nebraska
Population: 3,751
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 5 1 9
Rate per 1,000 0.27 1.33 0.27 2.40
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Fairbury 35.19
Nebraska 22.41
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Fairbury

1 in 45

in Nebraska
Fairbury Property CRIMES
Population: 3,751
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 103 17
Rate per 1,000 3.20 27.46 4.53
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Fairbury Crimes Per Square Mile

Fairbury 62
Nebraska 18

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