Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,945 (estimate)2,5802,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a2.25.3
Rapen/an/an/a62.041.7
Robberyn/an/an/a50.498.0
Assaultn/an/an/a191.2248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)349 (estimate)306383
Burglaryn/an/an/a337.1430.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,666.01,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a271.0237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,596 (estimate)2,2742,362

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The Columbus crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Columbus as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Columbus crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 7% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.07 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has increased by 72%.

Compare Columbus, NE Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Columbus (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 287
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 39
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 34

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

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusNebraskaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)512,523558,732
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 30.4% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
David City, NE2,8611421,0581,200
Lakeview, NE3172151,5981,813
Duncan, NE4843642,7053,069
Platte Center, NE3533992,9683,368
Monroe, NE3314103,0493,459
Bellwood, NE3374133,0673,479
Richland, NE794243,1483,572
Columbus, NE22,6683492,5962,945

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Maple Heights, OH22,6854283,4763,904
Oak Ridge, FL22,6896343,9034,537
Bloomingdale, FL22,6383241,9962,321
Eagle, ID22,71195687782
Arnold, MD22,6253561,5811,937
Columbus, NE22,6683492,5962,945
Source: The Columbus, NE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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