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What You Need to Know About Nebraska's Crime Rate

Dec 05, 2023|

Nebraska is known for its Midwest hospitality and scenic landscapes. However, crime is still a concern for many of its residents. Fortunately, this state is one of the safest in the United States. The rate of crime in Nebraska is 34.60 per 1,000 residents. It has a lower crime rate than the national average. Despite the low crime rate, Nebraska residents are not immune to criminal acts.

Crime rates tend to be high in more populated areas of the state. When there is a higher concentration of people, there are more opportunities for criminal actions. According to the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, there were 20,469 property crimes reported in 2022, which is a 2.82% increase from the previous year.

Violent crimes are also a concern in Nebraska. Residents in Nebraska have a 1 in 315 chance of becoming a victim of robbery, aggravated assault, or murder. While some of these statistics may be alarming, there are steps that you can take to protect yourself and your property.

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Crime in Omaha and Lincoln

Bigger cities like Omaha and Lincoln have higher crime rates than rural areas. Given the crime rate in Omaha, Nebraska, you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a property crime victim. The Lincoln, Nebraska, crime rate is also 1 in 36. Higher populated areas have higher crime rates, especially theft and burglary.

There are several classifications of theft in Nebraska. Petty theft is a Class II misdemeanor where stolen items have a value of less than $500. These crimes can be devastating for the victims.

Grand theft involves larger valued items and may have a major impact on the victims. In Nebraska, burglary was down 6.77% in 2022 versus 2021. However, motor vehicle theft and theft increased by 14.28% and 2.81%.

Vehicle theft in Nebraska

Another concerning issue for Nebraska residents is vehicle theft. In Omaha, there has been an increase in motor vehicle thefts. Since January 2023, the Omaha Police Department has responded to 475 incidents. Year to date, that’s a 90% increase from the previous year.

Lincoln, another major city in Nebraska has a motor theft rate of 1.56 per 1,000 vehicles. That works out to about 400 stolen vehicles per year.

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Protect your vehicle in Nebraska with Vivint

Crime may exist in every area of Nebraska, but you can take a few proactive measures to protect your home and your car.

Vehicles especially can be attractive targets for thieves. For this reason, implementing a couple of strategies to deter theft can go a long way in keeping your car safe. Some safety tips include:

  • Locking your doors
  • Removing your keys
  • Rolling up all windows
  • Parking in well-lit areas
  • Taking valuables with you
  • Installing an anti-theft system

Take your car protection to the next level with Vivint Car Guard. With Car Guard, you can get real-time alerts whenever your car moves, is disturbed, or has an engine issue. And, when paired with the Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro, the protection is even greater. The Outdoor Camera Pro can capture footage of anyone who lurks too long near your car and can scare away would-be thieves with bright lights and loud sounds.

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Benefits of a home and vehicle security system in Nebraska

Property crimes can happen anywhere in Nebraska, even if you live in an area with a low crime rate. No matter where you live in Nebraska, a home security system from Vivint offers an additional layer of protection against crime. The following are a few ways a security system from Vivint can keep your home and family safe:

  • 24/7 monitoring: A Vivint security system can monitor your property and vehicle, even when you aren’t home. With 24/7 professional monitoring, you can rest easy knowing that whether you are home or away, the things that matter most to you are safe.
  • Easy integration with other smart devices: With any Vivint system, you can seamlessly integrate all your smart home products. This means you’ll be able to view security camera footage remotely from the Vivint app. No matter where you are, you can lock the doors or close the garage right from your mobile device.
  • Customization: Your Vivint security system is customizable to meet your unique needs. For example, you may want to be notified whenever someone enters your pantry. Or maybe you want your lights to turn on when your front door unlocks so you never come home to a dark house. With a Vivint system, this is all possible.
  • Professional support: With professional installation, you never have to worry if your cameras are installed at the right angle or if your water sensor is ready to alert you in an emergency. Plus, if you have any questions after your system is installed, help is just a phone call away.
  • Vehicle protection: The safety of your Vivint system can extend to your vehicle with Vivint Car Guard. Car Guard alerts you any time your vehicle is moved, disturbed, or experiencing engine issues. It also works in conjunction with the Outdoor Camera Pro to capture footage of anyone who tries to disturb your car at home. With Car Guard, you can have full confidence that your home and vehicle remain protected at any time of the day or night.

Protect your home and vehicles with Vivint

While Nebraska is known for its friendly communities and rural spaces, it is always important to take steps to protect your home and vehicle. Remaining vigilant is the key. Whether in the big city of Omaha or a small town like Ashland, protecting your home and car is always worthwhile

If you are looking for ways to enhance your home security, contact us at 855.822.1220 to learn more about a comprehensive home and vehicle system from Vivint.

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