Elko, NV
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Elko, NV 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 44 per one thousand residents, Elko 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 23. Within Nevada, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Elko.

Importantly, when you compare Elko to other communities of similar population, then Elko crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Elko does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Elko 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 Elko; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 239. 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 Elko 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Elko is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Elko, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Elko 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 Elko is one in 376.

Elko Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Elko Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

85

810

895

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.19

39.94

44.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elko 4.19
Nevada 6.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 239

in Elko

1 in 144

in Nevada

Elko VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,279
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 26 6 51
Rate per 1,000 0.10 1.28 0.30 2.51

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
Elko 39.94
Nevada 26.68

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Elko

1 in 37

in Nevada

Elko Property CRIMES

Population: 20,279
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 250 506 54
Rate per 1,000 12.33 24.95 2.66

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

Elko Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elko 51
Nevada 23