Omaha, NE Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
20,027
Total Crimes
4,256.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
71.87%
Above National Average
60 out of 61
In Nebraska
8,906 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Omaha, NE?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Omaha is 4,256.7 per 100,000 people. That's 71.87% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 81.89% higher than the Nebraska total crime rate of 2,340.3 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Omaha SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Omaha Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Omaha
/ 100k People
Nebraska
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 20,027 4,256.7 2,340.3 2,476.7
Murder 23 4.9 2.3 5.0
Robbery 519 110.3 40.9 81.6
Aggravated Assault 1,962 417.0 192.9 250.2
Violent Crime 2,883 612.8 300.9 366.7
Burglary 1,684 357.9 245.3 340.5
Larceny 12,307 2,615.8 1,536.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 3,153 670.2 257.7 219.9
Property Crime 17,144 3,643.9 2,039.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Omaha

2,883.0
Violent Crimes
612.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
67.11%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 163.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Omaha each year. That compares to a 1 in 332.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Omaha is 612.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 67.11% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 103.64% higher than the Nebraska violent crime rate of 300.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Omaha

17,144.0
Property Crimes
3,643.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
72.71%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 27.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Omaha each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Omaha is 3,643.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 72.71% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 78.68% higher than the Nebraska property crime rate of 2,039.3 per 100,000 people.

Omaha Crime Compared To Nebraska Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Nebraska.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Omaha

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Council Bluffs, IA 62,427 4,142 6,634.9 5,845.2 789.7
Bellevue, NE 53,880 1,071 1,987.8 1,783.6 204.2
Papillion, NE 20,580 473 2,298.3 2,104.0 194.4
La Vista, NE 17,223 200 1,161.2 1,050.9 110.3
Blair, NE 7,836 129 1,646.2 1,518.6 127.6
Ralston, NE 7,468 120 1,606.9 1,446.2 160.7
Plattsmouth, NE 6,478 102 1,574.6 1,312.1 262.4
Bennington, NE 1,532 9 587.5 587.5 0.0
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