Omaha, NE
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Omaha, NE crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 42 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 24. Within Nebraska, more than 99% 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 191.

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 Omaha 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 Omaha's rate for property crime is 37 per one thousand population. This makes Omaha 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 Omaha is one in 27.

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 175.

Omaha Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Omaha Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,329

16,263

18,592

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.25

36.64

41.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Omaha 5.25
Nebraska 2.75

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 191

in Omaha

1 in 364

in Nebraska

Omaha VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 443,885
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 48 174 655 1,452
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.39 1.48 3.27

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Omaha 36.64
Nebraska 22.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Omaha

1 in 45

in Nebraska

Omaha Property CRIMES

Population: 443,885
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,160 11,560 2,543
Rate per 1,000 4.87 26.04 5.73

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

Omaha Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Omaha 142
Nebraska 18