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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 peopleHoldrege/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime24n/a (estimate)4392,1722,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)128283370
Vehicle theft1n/a18.3275.0282.7
Property crime17n/a (estimate)3111,8891,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Holdrege, NE

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Holdrege is 81.1% 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 Holdrege, there were 7 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 128 per 100,000 individuals, 65.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 17 property crimes, amounting to 311 per 100,000 residents, 84.1% lower than the U.S. average.

With a crime rate of 439, significantly below the national average of 2324, Holdrege stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Holdrege reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Property crime rates per 100,000 people have declined steadily since 1990, but did see a slight increase in recent years. Based on the most recent crime data, Holdrege has a property crime rate of 311 crimes per 100,000 people, which is far below the national average of 1954. This is a good indicator that Holdrege is a safe place to live.

Is Holdrege a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Holdrege, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Holdrege presents a total crime rate that is 81% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Holdrege experiences an average of 0.07 daily crimes, comprising 0.02 violent incidents and 0.05 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 Holdrege 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 Holdrege 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 Holdrege has decreased by 31.4% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 75% and property crime has decreased by 45.2%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Holdrege

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Holdrege currently has an unemployment rate of 0.5%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Holdrege crime rates. The population density in Holdrege is 1279.2 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

In Holdrege, the median home price stands at $131,900, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Holdrege crime map

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

      • Holdrege crime rates are 81% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Holdrege are 65% lower than the national average
      • In Holdrege you have a 1 in 228 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Holdrege is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Holdrege has decreased by 33%

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        Daily Crime In Holdrege (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Holdrege, NE per 100,000 people. In Holdrege, the total number of daily crimes is 4.95 times less than the Nebraska average and 5.30 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Holdrege is 2.21 times less than the Nebraska average and 2.89 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Holdrege has a daily crime rate that is 6.08 times less than the Nebraska average and 6.29 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Holdrege (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Holdrege in comparison to other Nebraska communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Holdrege safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Holdrege being safer than 59% of cities in Nebraska and 78% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Nebraska cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Holdrege. In conclusion, Holdrege ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Holdrege

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Holdrege is 1 in 782
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Holdrege is 1 in 322
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Holdrege is 1 in 228
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Holdrege? In Holdrege, you have a 1 in 782 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 322. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Holdrege, NE is 1 in 228.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Holdrege 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 Holdrege has increased by 73% and the rate of property crime in Holdrege has decreased by 46%. The total crime rate in Holdrege has decreased by 33% year to year.

        Holdrege police department

        Item Holdrege Nebraska National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)152,523558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.13.3
        There are a total of 15 Holdrege police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.9% greater than the Nebraska average and 16.6% 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.

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        Source: The Holdrege, 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.