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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 58%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOmaha/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime18,942n/a (estimate)4,0362,3652,580
Murder22n/a4.72.35.0
Rape403n/a85.963.942.6
Robbery456n/a97.239.286.2
Assault1,747n/a372.2179.4246.8
Violent crime2,628n/a (estimate)560285381
Burglary1,848n/a393.7271.9376.0
Theft11,343n/a2,416.71,555.31,594.6
Vehicle theft3,123n/a665.4252.6228.9
Property crime16,314n/a (estimate)3,4762,0802,200

Key findings

  • Omaha crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Omaha are 47% higher than the national average
  • In Omaha you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Omaha is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Omaha has decreased by 11%

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      Daily Crime In Omaha (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Omaha, NE per 100,000 people. In Omaha, the total number of daily crimes is 1.71 times more than the Nebraska average and 1.56 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Omaha is 1.97 times more than the Nebraska average and 1.47 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Omaha has a daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the Nebraska average and 1.58 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Omaha (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Omaha in comparison to other Nebraska communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Omaha safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Omaha being safer than 2% of cities in Nebraska and 12% 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 Omaha. In conclusion, Omaha ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Omaha

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Omaha is 1 in 179
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Omaha is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Omaha is 1 in 25
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Omaha? In Omaha, NE you have a 1 in 179 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Omaha.

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

      A good indicator of whether Omaha is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Omaha has decreased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Omaha has decreased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Omaha has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Omaha police department

      ItemOmahaNebraskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9432,523558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.13.3
      There are a total of 943 Omaha police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.4% greater than the Nebraska average and 30.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Nebraska

      StateTotal offendersNebraska /100KNational /100K
      Nebraska6,070345266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bennington, NE1,6080587587
      Springfield, NE1,516100730830
      Waterloo, NE1,030112814926
      Carter Lake, IA3,7651369191,055
      Cedar Creek, NE4321571,1471,304
      La Vista, NE17,064931,5721,665
      Gretna, NE5,0472011,4681,669
      Omaha, NE443,0725603,4764,036

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Raleigh, NC441,3263452,2782,623
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7595553,3433,899
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331171,7231,840
      Miami, FL432,6226303,5594,189
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Omaha, NE443,0725603,4764,036
      Source: The Omaha, NE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.