Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleHenderson/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,227n/a (estimate)2,2212,8342,324
Violent crime985n/a (estimate)303454370
Vehicle theft871n/a267.7490.5282.7
Property crime6,242n/a (estimate)1,9192,3801,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Henderson, NV

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Henderson is 4.4% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Henderson, there were 985 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 303 per 100,000 individuals, 18.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 6242 property crimes, amounting to 1919 per 100,000 residents, 1.8% lower than the U.S. average.

When assessing the overall crime rate in Henderson per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes, underscores the close alignment of reported Henderson crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

In the most recent release, Henderson reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Henderson, there were 1919 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Henderson?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Henderson residents. Out of the respondents (129 in total), 67% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Henderson were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 33% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Henderson a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Henderson, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Henderson presents a total crime rate that is 4% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Henderson experiences an average of 19.8 daily crimes, comprising 2.7 violent incidents and 17.1 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Henderson Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Henderson has increased by 14% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Henderson is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 27.6%, while property crime has increased by 12.1%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Henderson.

Henderson Neighborhood Crime Rates

The Henderson region comprises an array of over 23 distinct neighborhoods, each characterized by its unique crime rate influenced by factors including location and socioeconomic conditions. Typically, neighborhoods situated near the city center or downtown core exhibit higher crime rates owing to their higher population density. Conversely, neighborhoods on the city's outskirts tend to boast lower population density, along with reduced unemployment and poverty rates, contributing to a safer environment. Among the secure neighborhoods in Henderson are exemplars such as Clark County, Anthem and Paradise Hills, whereas Townsite, Midway and Valley View grapple with an above-average reported crime rate. This underscores the necessity for thorough evaluation across multiple neighborhoods, given their notable variations in crime rates.

Potential Causes for Crime in Henderson

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Henderson crime rates. In Henderson, the poverty rate stands at 8%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Henderson crime rates. Henderson registers a population density of 2912.9 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Henderson, there are 2.11 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Henderson crime map

The Henderson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Henderson 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 Henderson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Henderson 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

      • Henderson crime rates are 4% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Henderson are 18% lower than the national average
      • In Henderson you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Henderson is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Henderson has increased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Henderson (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Henderson, NV per 100,000 people. In Henderson, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.28 times less than the Nevada average and 1.05 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Henderson is 1.50 times less than the Nevada average and 1.22 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Henderson has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times less than the Nevada average and 1.02 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Henderson (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Henderson, Nevada compared to other areas of Nevada, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Henderson safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Henderson is safer than 58% of Nevada cities, and 35% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Nevada, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Henderson. At this time, Henderson sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Henderson

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Henderson is 1 in 331
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Henderson is 1 in 53
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Henderson is 1 in 46
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Henderson, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 331. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 53 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Henderson is 1 in 46.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Henderson is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Henderson has increased by 32% and the rate of property crime in Henderson has increased by 16%. The total crime rate in Henderson has increased by 18% year to year.

        Henderson police department

        Item Henderson Nevada National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5566,127558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.73.3
        There are a total of 556 Henderson police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.7% less than the Nevada average and 35.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Nevada

        State Total offenders Nevada /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 8,163 sex offenders in Nevada. This yields a total of 394 sex offenders in Nevada per 100,000 residents which is 48% 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
        Boulder City, NV16,048611,0711,131
        Nellis AFB, NV3,7703331,7442,077
        North Las Vegas, NV247,2484221,7742,196
        Enterprise, NV214,5914182,1912,609
        Las Vegas, NV644,5945162,9183,434
        Winchester, NV36,3025632,9533,516
        Whitney, NV44,4886243,2743,898
        Henderson, NV309,9553031,9192,221

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Stockton, CA311,1031,1572,7443,901
        St. Paul, MN305,8777664,6485,414
        St. Louis, MO304,7091,4727,2548,726
        Cincinnati, OH302,6878423,7514,593
        Pittsburgh, PA301,2864592,4312,890
        Henderson, NV309,9553031,9192,221
        Source: The Henderson, NV 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.