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Omaha, NE crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 34 per one thousand residents, Omaha has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 30. Within Nebraska, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Omaha.

How does the crime rate in Omaha compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Omaha with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Omaha's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Omaha, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Omaha is one in 172.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Omaha is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Omaha, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 36, which is a rate of 28 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Omaha 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 Omaha is one in 149.

Omaha Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Omaha Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,832

13,511

16,343

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.81

27.73

33.54

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.81
3.17
National Median: 4
    Omaha
    Nebraska

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 172

in Omaha

1 in 315

in Nebraska

Omaha VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 487,300
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
27.73
16.94
National Median: 19
    Omaha
    Nebraska

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Omaha

1 in 59

in Nebraska

Omaha Property CRIMES

Population: 487,300
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Omaha Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
125
15
National Median: 26.8
    Omaha
    Nebraska