Property crime is trending downward. Pottawattamie County has seen higher rates of property crime than Douglas or Sarpy. Still, property crime has been on the decline in all three counties since 2000.

Overall, property crime rates in our community remain higher than national rates. Douglas and Pottawattamie Counties have consistently had higher rates than the national averages. Sarpy County, however, has had consistently lower rates than the United States.


Violent crime is down in Pottawattamie and Douglas Counties and remains the same in Sarpy County. Violent crime rates provide insight into the prevalence of a community’s most serious crimes and the level of safety within them. Violent crime in Douglas and Pottawattamie Counties has generally been on the decline over the last 14 years, with some increases in certain years. Meanwhile, Sarpy County has seen a gradual increase in violent crime since 2014.

In recent years, violent crime rates in Sarpy County have been lower than the national average. However, both Douglas and Pottawattamie Counties have violent crime rates higher than the national average.


About the Data

This quick look at Safety comes from The Landscape, a set of thoughtfully collected data that provides a snapshot of our community today and reveals the areas where we could improve the quality of life.

By combining comprehensive, publicly available data with insight and knowledge from nonprofits and residents, The Landscape is a community resource that can help set priorities, identify areas for collaboration, and inform decision-making on investments.

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Data Sources: Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, 2000-2019