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NebraskaLocated in the Midwestern and Great Plains regions of the United States, Nebraska is home to just under 1.9 million residents.  It’s first non-indigenous settlers were a result of the California Gold Rush, and the state remains a large agricultural base, with impressive yields of corn, soybeans, beef, and pork.  Nebraska has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and its major cities include Omaha (largest) and Lincoln (state capital).  If you’re interested in settling in the Cornhusker State, here are the 10 safest cities in Nebraska.
Related: Check out our Nebraska Public Records guide.
Our list was compiled based on FBI violent crime stats and proprietary BackgroundChecks.org research data.  Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 280 for violent crime and 2,523 for property crime.  This is calculated by taking (# of crimes/population) * 100,000.

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#1 Papillion

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Located in Sarpy County, the city of Papillion is home 18,800 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is considered a suburb of Omaha, encompasses 6.4 square miles, and has a Triple-A minor league baseball team.  Papillion is the safest place to live in Nebraska, with a violent crime rate of 41.1, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here just 2.2%.

#2 La Vista

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Another city in Sarpy County, La Vista is home to 15,700 residents.  Also an Omaha suburb, the community was established in 1959, encompasses 4.2 square miles, and is served by the Papillion-La Vista Public School District.  Another safe place to call home in the state, the violent crime rate here is 61.6, and residents of La Vista have a 1.6% chance of being affected by property crime.

#3 Columbus

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Located in Platte County, the city of Columbus is home to 22,100 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is 85 miles west of Lincoln and hosts manufacturing companies that take advantage of its plentiful hydroelectric power from two generating stations.  Also a safe choice, the violent crime rate in Columbus is 88.7, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is just 2.1%.

#4 Bellevue

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A city in Sarpy County, Bellevue is home to 50,100 residents.  Considered a suburb of Omaha, the community is the oldest town in the state, is bordered on the east by the Missouri River, and is the site of the 1,400-acre Fontenelle Forest.  The violent crime rate here is 106.4, and residents of Bellevue have a 2.2% chance of being affected by property crime.

#5 Fremont

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Located in Dodge County, the city of Fremont is home to 26,300 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is 35 miles northwest of Omaha, lies on the banks of the Platte River, and continues to have strong ties to the agriculture industry.  The violent crime rate in Fremont is 108.9, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is 2.6%.

#6 Norfolk

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A city in Madison County, Norfolk is home to 24,200 residents.  The community was founded in 1866, encompasses 10.7 square miles, and major employers here include Nucor, Affiliated Foods Midwest, and Faith Regional Health Services.  The violent crime rate here is 114.7, and residents of Norfolk have a 3.3% chance of being affected by property crime.

#7 Scottsbluff

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Located in Scotts Bluff County, the city of Scottsbluff is home to 15,000 residents.  The community was founded in 1899, lies along the banks of the North Platte River and sits adjacent to the Scotts Bluff National Monument, which is now a U.S. National Park.  The violent crime rate in Scottsbluff is 125.2, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is 3.7%.

#8 Kearney

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A city in Buffalo County, Kearney is home to 30,700 residents.  Also the county seat, the community was founded during the American Civil War and is the site of both the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the headquarters of Citizens Telecommunications Company of Nebraska.  The violent crime rate here is 133.8, and residents of Kearney have a 2.7% chance of being affected by property crime.

#9 Lexington

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Located in Dawson County, the city of Lexington is home to 10,200 residents.  Also the county seat, the community lies along the banks of the Platte River, encompasses 4.5 square miles, and is the site of a military vehicles museum.  The violent crime rate in Lexington is 154.9, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is 2.9%.

#10 South Sioux City

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A city in Dakota County, South Sioux City is home to 13,300 residents.   The community sits on the Iowa state line and lies across the Missouri River from Sioux City, Iowa.  It is also known for its Annual Art Show that is held each spring.  The violent crime rate here is 156.9, and residents of South Sioux City have a 2.7% chance of being affected by property crime.

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