With the Nevada population already up to nearly 3 million (2.998 million) crime rates have never been higher.

At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 5 cities in Nevada with the lowest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 5 cities in Nevada 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 Nevada Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Yerington
    • Population 3,026, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Yerington is the county seat of Lyon County, Nevada.
  2. Boulder City
    • Population 15,481, Burglaries 39
    • Town trivia: Boulder City is one of only two cities in Nevada that outlaws gambling.
  3. Mesquite
    • Population 17,412, Burglaries 54
    • Town trivia: Mesquite was settled in the 1880’s.
  4. Carlin
    • Population 2,364, Burglaries 8
    • Town trivia: Carlin’s motto is “Where the Train Stops…And the Gold Rush Begins.”
  5. Winnemucca
    • Population 8,144, Burglaries 32
    • Town trivia: Winnemucca is the only city in Humboldt County, Nevada.

2016 Nevada Burglary Hot Spots

  1. West Wendover
    • Population 4,449, Burglaries 76
    • Town trivia: West Wendover’s nickname is ” A Young City… An Old History.”
  2. Elko
    • Population 20,817, Burglaries 250
    • Town trivia: Elko is the county seat of Elko County, Nevada.
  3. Las Vegas
    • Population 1,562,134, Burglaries 14,876
    • Town trivia: The band ‘The Killers’ is from Las Vegas.
  4. Lovelock
    • Population 1,904, Burglaries 17
    • Town trivia: Lovelock is known for having a Cold War-era gunnery range.
  5. North Las Vegas
    • Population 234,386, Burglaries 1,772
    • Town trivia: North Las Vegas is the fourth largest city by population in Nevada.

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