These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Nevada For 2019

We used data and science to determine the places in Nevada where everyone sleeps safe and sound.

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We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort and safety are at the top of everyone's list.

For a lot of people who live in the fine state of Nevada, safety isn't a problem, but we don't all get to live in the safest cities -- unless of course you live in Boulder City.

The purpose of this post is to determine where the safest cities to live are in the Silver State. Those places where crime is usually something you hear about on Facebook, but not from your local paper.

In all, we analyzed 13 cities in Nevada with a population of more than 2,000 using the latest FBI crime data.

Here's the list of the safest cities in Nevada for 2019:

  1. Boulder City (Photos | Homes)
  2. Yerington (Photos | Homes)
  3. Mesquite (Photos | Homes)
  4. Henderson (Photos | Homes)
  5. Winnemucca (Photos | Homes)
  6. Carlin (Photos | Homes)
  7. Sparks (Photos | Homes)
  8. Elko (Photos | Homes)
  9. Fallon (Photos | Homes)
  10. Las Vegas (Photos | Homes)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

For more reading on safe places to live and Nevada, check out:

How we calculated the safest cities in Nevada

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While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Sept 2018) in Nevada.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. We used two criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
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For example, there were a total of 145 crimes committed in Boulder City which had a reported population of 15,804. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0092 which translates into a 1 in 108 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 2,000 people reported to the FBI in 2017. This left us with a total of 13 of the biggest cities in Nevada to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 13 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In Nevada".

The safest city, based on our criteria, is Boulder City. The most dangerous city in Nevada? West Wendover, where residents had a 1 in 25 chance of being the victim of a crime.

Note: This report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments, nor does it reflect the fact that people from out of town may come into a community and cause a crime. It simply looks at where crimes occurred most frequently, based on a city's population.

Boulder City, NV
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 15,804
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 56 (1st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 860 (2nd safest)
More on Boulder City: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Yerington, NV
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 3,147
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 127 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 508 (1st safest)
More on Yerington: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Mesquite, NV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 18,476
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 167 (3rd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,710 (4th safest)
More on Mesquite: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Henderson, NV
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 299,285
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 185 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,833 (5th safest)
More on Henderson: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Winnemucca, NV
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Population: 7,938
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 516 (8th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,053 (6th safest)
More on Winnemucca: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Carlin, NV
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 2,299
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,000 (12th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 913 (3rd safest)
More on Carlin: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Sparks, NV
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Population: 99,732
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 475 (7th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,699 (8th safest)
More on Sparks: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Elko, NV
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Population: 20,807
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 389 (6th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 3,196 (11th safest)
More on Elko: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Fallon, NV
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 8,450
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 272 (5th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 3,467 (13th safest)
More on Fallon: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Las Vegas, NV
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 1,627,244
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 4)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 618 (9th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,943 (9th safest)
More on Las Vegas: PhotosReal Estate | Data

There You Have It - The Safest Cities In The Silver State

Looking at the data, you can tell that Boulder City is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Nevada residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

Here's a look at the most dangerous cities in Nevada according to the data:

  1. West Wendover
  2. Reno
  3. North Las Vegas
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List Of Safest Cities In Nevada For 2019

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Boulder City, NV 15,804 56 860
2 Yerington, NV 3,147 127 508
3 Mesquite, NV 18,476 167 1,710
4 Henderson, NV 299,285 185 1,833
5 Winnemucca, NV 7,938 516 2,053
6 Carlin, NV 2,299 1,000 913
7 Sparks, NV 99,732 475 2,699
8 Elko, NV 20,807 389 3,196
9 Fallon, NV 8,450 272 3,467
10 Las Vegas, NV 1,627,244 618 2,943
11 North Las Vegas, NV 242,537 1,014 2,386
12 Reno, NV 248,531 673 3,085
13 West Wendover, NV 4,236 637 3,328

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