Columbus, NE Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime532n/a (estimate)2,3512,8863,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a435
Rape6n/a274325
Robbery2n/a956109
Assault13n/a57161229
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)97262368
Burglary70n/a309476610
Theft433n/a1,9141,9081,899
Vehicle theft7n/a31239221
Property crime510n/a (estimate)2,2542,6232,731

When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Columbus, NE. All reported Columbus, NE crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Columbus, NE overall crime rate is 18% lower than in comparison to the Nebraska average; and is also 24% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Columbus, NE, the rate is 62% lower than compared to the Nebraska average, and 73% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Columbus, NE comes in at 14% lower than to the average seen in Nebraska, and 17% lower than the overall national average.

The overall crime rate in Columbus is 24% lower than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 6.44 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
Columbus is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States.
In Columbus you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has increased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Columbus, NE per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Nebraska and on a national scale. In Columbus, NE the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.23 times less than than the Nebraska average and 1.32 times less than than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Columbus, NE is 2.70 times less than than the Nebraska average and 3.78 times less than than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Columbus, NE has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.16 times less than than the Nebraska average and 1.21 times less than than the overall daily national average.

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How Safe is Columbus (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Nebraska and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Columbus, NE? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Columbus, NE has been ranked safer than 43% of other cities in the state of Nebraska. In addition, Columbus, NE is safer than 62% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Nebraska and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Columbus, NE. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Columbus, NE is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 1029
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 43

Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Columbus, NE? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Columbus, NE, you have a 1 in 1029 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 45. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus, NE is 1 in 43.

Year Over Year Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Columbus, NE is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Columbus, NE has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 8% in Columbus, NE, while property crimes in Columbus, NE have increased by 6%. Crimes in total for Columbus, NE have increased by 7% year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
David City, NE2,87663863925
Duncan, NE3471812,4962,677
Platte Center, NE4221852,5542,739
Monroe, NE2791922,6472,839
Bellwood, NE4961972,7222,920
Columbus, NE22,110972,2542,351

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Massapequa, NY22,10366838904
Oak Harbor, WA22,1181392,3602,499
Clarksville, IN22,1225586,9937,551
Allison Park, PA22,0981481,2611,409
Plainview, TX22,0982563,9464,202
Columbus, NE22,110972,2542,351

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusNebraskaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)512,523504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.13.3

There are a total of 51 Columbus police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.7% greater than the Nebraska average and 30.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Nebraska

StateTotal offendersNebraska /100KNational /100K
Nebraska4,949281222

There are a total of 4,949 sex offenders in Nebraska. This yields a total of 281 sex offenders in Nebraska per 100,000 residents which is 27% greater than the national average.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.