Omaha, NE Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Omaha, NE? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Douglas County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Omaha area. Omaha has a population of 443,885, which makes it the 1st largest city in Nebraska, and an average income of $49,896. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Omaha, NE

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 2,329 reported violent crimes and 16261 reported property crimes in Omaha. This compares to 5,212 reported violent crimes and 42,495 reported property crimes statewide in Nebraska. This makes Omaha 3rd in the state of Nebraska when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Omaha was agg. assault, with 1,452 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 11,558 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

Omaha Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (25th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (10th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (13th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 42nd
  • Violent Crimes: 57th (1,195th per 100k)
  • Murder: 37th (311th per 100k)
  • Rape: 57th (1,041st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 58th (1,403rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 58th (632nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 45th (1,587th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 75th (2,452nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 45th (1,752nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 35th (271st per 100k)
  • Arson: 49th (655th per 100k)

In Douglas County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 443,885
  • Households: 173,764
  • Median Income: $49,896
  • Land Area: 133.195 miles2
  • Water Area: 3.529 miles2
  • Time Zone: CST

Omaha, NE Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 32 48
Rape 180 174
Agg. Assault 1523 1452
Robbery 723 655
Burglary 2997 2160
Vehicle Thefts 3146 2543
Arson 37 81

Violent Crimes in Omaha, NE in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 48
Rape 174
Aggravated Assault 1452
Robbery 655

Property Crimes in Omaha, NE in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 2160
Larceny 11558
Motor Vehicle Theft 2543
Arson 81

Burglary in Omaha, NE

Year Burglary
2007 3345
2008 3175
2009 3228
2010 3046
2011 3321
2012 3311
2013 3509
2014 2997
2015 2160

Vehicle Thefts in Omaha, NE

Year Vehicle Thefts
2007 3436
2008 2725
2009 2125
2010 2197
2011 2650
2012 2747
2013 3080
2014 3146
2015 2543

Nebraska Criminal Statistics:

Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Nebraska Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 5275 5212
Murder 54 62
Rape 1482 1525
Agg. Assault 3316 3283
Robbery 1043 994
Property Crimes 47479 42495
Burglary 7950 6422
Larceny 35074 32072
Vehicle Thefts 4455 4001
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Omaha and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Nebraska and nationwide.

Burglary in the state of Nebraska

Year Burglary
2006 9452
2007 9046
2008 8775
2009 8701
2010 8326
2011 8714
2012 8735
2013 8900
2014 7950
2015 6422

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