At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Nebraska with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Nebraska with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Nebraska Burglary Safe Zones

  1. West Point
    • Population 3,320, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: West Point is the county seat of Cuming County, Nebraska.
  2. Seward
    • Population 7,165, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Seward was platted in 1868.
  3. Wahoo
    • Population 4,475, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: “Wahoo” means arrow wood in Dakota.
  4. Broken Bow
    • Population 3,464, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Broken Bow is the county seat of Custer County, Nebraska.
  5. Valentine
    • Population 2,797, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Valentine was founded in 1883.
  6. Falls City
    • Population 4,192, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Falls City is the location of the movie “Boys Don’t Cry.”
  7. Bayard
    • Population 3,137, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Bayard was founded in the 1880’s.
  8. South Sioux City
    • Population 13,357, Burglaries 17
    • Town trivia: South Sioux City is the 14th largest city in Nebraska.
  9. Papillion
    • Population 24,355, Burglaries 32
    • Town trivia: Papillion is derived from the French world for butterfly.
  10. Bennington
    • Population 1,488, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Bennington was originally called Bunz Town.

2016 Nebraska Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Ord
    • Population 2,078, Burglaries 19
    • Town trivia: Ord is the county seat of Valley County, Nebraska.
  2. Sidney
    • Population 6,960, Burglaries 49
    • Town trivia: Sidney is the corporate headquarters of Cabela’s.
  3. North Platte
    • Population 24,231, Burglaries 135
    • Town trivia: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was born in North Platte.
  4. Nebraska City
    • Population 7,257, Burglaries 40
    • Town trivia: Nebraska City is the county seat of Otoe County.
  5. Valley
    • Population 2,120, Burglaries 11
    • Town trivia: Valley was laid out in 1864.
  6. Scottsbluff
    • Population 14,825, Burglaries 76
    • Town trivia: Scottsbluff is called “abalone river city” in Lakota.
  7. Hastings
    • Population 24,849, Burglaries 123
    • Town trivia: Hastings is where Kool-Aid was invented.
  8. Beatrice
    • Population 11,965, Burglaries 58
    • Town trivia: Beatrice is on the Big Blue River.
  9. Lincoln
    • Population 276,585, Burglaries 1,328
    • Town trivia: Lincoln has the 2nd tallest capitol in the US.
  10. Omaha
    • Population 452,252, Burglaries 2,160
    • Town trivia: Omaha’s motto is “Courageously in every enterprise.”

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