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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeatrice/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime155n/a (estimate)1,2742,1722,324
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)271283370
Vehicle theft11n/a90.4275.0282.7
Property crime122n/a (estimate)1,0031,8891,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Beatrice, NE

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Beatrice crime rate is lower than the national average by 45.2%. Specifically, there were 33 violent crimes in Beatrice, equivalent to 271 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 26.6%. Furthermore, Beatrice recorded 122 property crimes, amounting to 1003 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 48.7%.

In the latest reported crime year, Beatrice recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Beatrice?

AreaVibes surveyed 7 local residents in Beatrice to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 29% of people answered that there was very little crime in Beatrice and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 71% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Beatrice a Safe Place to Live?

Is Beatrice a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Beatrice has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 45%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.42 daily incidents, encompassing 0.09 violent crimes and 0.33 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Beatrice as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Beatrice Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Beatrice crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Beatrice has decreased by 8.3% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 50% and property crime has decreased by 17%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Beatrice

Beatrice has a population density of 1295.9 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Beatrice crime rates.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Beatrice, the cost of living is 15.64% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

In Beatrice, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.58 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Beatrice crime map

The Beatrice crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Beatrice as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Beatrice crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Beatrice crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Beatrice crime rates are 45% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Beatrice are 27% lower than the national average
      • In Beatrice you have a 1 in 79 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Beatrice is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Beatrice has decreased by 8%

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        Daily Crime In Beatrice (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Beatrice on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Nebraska and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Beatrice (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Nebraska, are 1.70 times less than the state average and 1.82 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Beatrice on a daily basis are 1.04 times less than than Nebraska average and 1.36 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Beatrice are 1.88 times less than the daily state average and 1.95 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Beatrice (higher is better)

        Is Beatrice safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Nebraska as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Beatrice to other cities in the state and across the country, Beatrice is 24% safer than other cities of Nebraska and 48% safer than other cities in the nation. Beatrice has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beatrice

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beatrice is 1 in 369
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beatrice is 1 in 100
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Beatrice is 1 in 79
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Beatrice? If you reside in Beatrice, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 369. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 100 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Beatrice, is 1 in 79.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Beatrice, Nebraska (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Beatrice has increased by 51%, the amount of property crime in Beatrice has decreased by 17%, and the total amount of crime in Beatrice has decreased by 8% year over year.

        Beatrice police department

        Item Beatrice Nebraska National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)322,523558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.13.3
        There are a total of 32 Beatrice police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.8% greater than the Nebraska average and 20.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Nebraska

        State Total offenders Nebraska /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 6,070 sex offenders in Nebraska. This yields a total of 345 sex offenders in Nebraska per 100,000 residents which is 30% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wilber, NE2,086121810931
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        Diller, NE2733482,3232,671
        Plymouth, NE4243652,4382,803
        Beatrice, NE12,2822711,0031,274

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Waconia, MN12,2812121,4871,700
        Malibu, CA12,2805774,1074,684
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        Beatrice, NE12,2822711,0031,274
        Source: The Beatrice, NE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.