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Safest Cities In Nebraska 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
87
  • Seward, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,133
90
  • Holdrege, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,545
76
  • Lexington, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,090
  • I think that visiting the city of Lexington, Nebraska is an exciting experience. It is interesting that the population is very different than the rest of Nebraska. Most of the race in this city is of the…[read more]
79
  • Schuyler, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,171
92
  • La Vista, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,064
  • This city has a high cost of living and a reasonable housing market. The price for a home in this community is lower than the national average. I believe the educational system is outstanding and offers…[read more]
87
  • Blair, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,007
90
  • Columbus, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,668
  • Columbus Nebraska is a One Of A Kind City. This is a pretty city and has a serene feel. Many attractions for all types of people are located in this city. It is a smaller city and a great quiet place to…[read more]
88
  • Alliance, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,469
77
  • Gering, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,401
90
  • Norfolk, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,398
  • I've been living in Norfolk Nebraska for 8 years and enjoy the small-town atmosphere and nice friendly folks that I can truly call Good Neighbors. Norfolk is known for its Mini trails that provide…[read more]
88
  • Ralston, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,334
79
  • Chadron, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,792
90
  • Gretna, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,047
97
  • Papillion, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,520
  • I experienced a fantastic time while living in Papillion Nebraska. The city is an extension of Sarpy County. Papillion Nebraska is close to Omaha and is named after the creek that is in the center of the…[read more]
85
  • Plattsmouth, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,476
89
  • Bellevue, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,993
  • I lived in Bellevue, NE for five years while I attended Bellevue University. We rented a house off of Galvin Road, which is located in the original part of the city. I really enjoyed living in Bellevue.…[read more]
78
  • Fremont, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,450
  • I would suggest Fremont Nebraska for a family or retirees but not for young people, singles or couples. There is literally nothing to do here, only one good state park near where people go to camp and…[read more]
86
  • Wayne, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
90
  • Sidney, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,875
84
  • McCook, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,618
90
  • Chalco, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,322
  • Chalco, NE is one of those awesome little places everyone hopes they can live in one day. I myself have been living in Chalco since the mid-1990s and honestly it just keeps getting better and better…[read more]
87
  • York, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,899
86
  • Kearney, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,709
89
  • Beatrice, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,358
  • I experienced a splendid stay while living in Beatrice Nebraska. The city is located in Gage County. Beatrice is south of Lincoln Nebraska. The suburb has a formidable education system. Employment in…[read more]
80
  • South Sioux City, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,268
  • I really love living in South Sioux City, Nebraska and think it's probably one of the top 10 places to live in the entire country! We have a lot of different activities to do here and several…[read more]
91
  • Hastings, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,983
  • Hastings Nebraska is a great city to live in. This city is a faced paced city life, but in a smaller area. This is an awesome place to stop and raise a family. There are local businesses in the area with…[read more]
78
  • Scottsbluff, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,937
  • I am so happy living with my wife and family in Scottsbluff, NE. It is beautiful here. My wife and I are both doctors at a local hospital. There are a lot of great jobs here for medical professionals. We…[read more]
80
  • Lincoln, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 273,018
  • Coming here to Lincoln has been the worst decision of my life. There are very few options on things to do and there is no night life besides a few small bars filled with college students. People here…[read more]
79
  • Crete, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,089
77
  • Nebraska City, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,303
81
  • Grand Island, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,895
  • Moving to Grand Island, NE from FL wasn't something that I planned on, but the area is lovely, and I have seen the beauty that NE exhibits. This is a city where you can learn everyone's name, feeling…[read more]
71
  • North Platte, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,311
  • We are currently moving from North Platte to the eastern side of the state. In the 11 years I've lived in North Platte, I have never felt part of the community, or felt that the town itself cares for my…[read more]
76
  • Omaha, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 443,072
  • You get what you get. Like. You live in Nebraska. For the cost of living and the amount of fancy pants companies that are here? People want a big city OR a small town and Omaha isn't really either. No,…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Nebraska. Finding the safest places to live in Nebraska can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Nebraska with a population over 5,000.

The Nebraska cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Nebraska? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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