Search Nebraska Arrest Records

Nebraska is invested in freedom of information and allows public access to all their criminal records online. You can research someone’s criminal history easily with a free search right here on

Nebraska Arrest Records and Warrants

Nebraska’s State Patrol is responsible for compiling and updating all the online records of criminal activity, arrests, and warrants. The public can quickly and easily grab a copy of someone’s RAP (Record of Arrest and Prosecution) sheet with detailed information of their scrapes with the law.

Performing a Background Check in the state

All you need is someone’s name to pull a full background check on them and find out if they have been drinking and driving, violating other traffic laws or committing more serious crimes like sex offenses, misdemeanors or felonies. Many employers now use background checks in their screening process for new hires. You don’t want to find out later that your new star employee has been arrested and in prison on drug charges or worse.

Criminal Records Search

Criminal history records in Nebraska are comprehensive and will show you, with just a quick name search a person’s crimes, any convictions, acquittals, and sentencing. You will also find more details on the person and their history along with any outstanding warrants. The only records you will not find are charges that were dropped. After one year those records are removed from public record in Nebraska.

NE Prison and Inmate Records

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services office maintains all prison and inmate records. These are online and easily accessible with just a quick name search. It helps to know their ID number, but the name will suffice. With a simple lookup, you can find out all about someone’s crime, their sentencing and when they are scheduled for release. You may also see their date of birth, race, gender and where they are being held if you want to visit.

Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in Nebraska in 2016 increased by 2.57% compared to 2015 and is higher than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 4,339 to 4,642 while non-violent crime increased by 2.05% from 36,537 to 37,286.

5 Crimes In Nebraska 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 27,898
Burglary 5,194
Motor vehicle theft 4,194
Aggravated assault 2,932
Robbery 910

Counties in Nebraska with the Highest Crime Rate

Among the 55 counties the most dangerous is the Douglas county with 159 violent crimes that’s 3.43% of the total of 4,642. Hayes County has the highest number of records per 100,000 residents that is below the state average of 379 and lower than national average of 469.

County Arrests
Douglas 159
Sarpy 52
Hall 33
Gage 25
Cass 23

Safest Cities in Nebraska

Are you planning a move to Nebraska? Here are the safest cities in Nebraska with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Nebraska is 1 out of 264 up by 0.08% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Seward and safest city to encounter a property crime is West Point.

City Crime Rate
West Point 1
Randolph 2
Ashland 5
Madison 5
Plainview 6

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in NE increased by 6.98% from 2015 and increased by 14.62% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 4,050 to 4,642. In 2016 violent crimes in NE was 19.3% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Nebraska is 0.379%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Nebraska increased by 2.05% from 2015 and decreased by 12.59% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 42,656 to 37,286. In 2016 property crimes in NE was 7.01% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 3.042%.

How Nebraska stands up against other states

Nebraska vs. West Virginia

You’ll be safer in Nebraska compared to West Virginia. West Virginia had an 27.8% higher crime rate than Nebraska. New Mexico scored the highest with a 71.99% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Assault rates of 239 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 284 per 100,000 people and lower than average 449 in West Virginia. Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 342 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 286 per 100,000 people and higher than average 211 in West Virginia.

Nebraska vs. New Mexico

You’ll be safer in Nebraska compared to New Mexico. New Mexico had an 71.99% higher crime rate than Nebraska. Idaho scored the lowest with a 25.22% lower crime rate according to the FBI. Rape rates of 20 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 58 in New Mexico. Burglary rates of 424 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 502 per 100,000 people and lower than average 974 in New Mexico.

Names with the most arrests in Nebraska

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 24.01% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Nebraska is 0.68% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.37 daily crimes that occur in Nebraska.
  • Nebraska is safer than West Virginia.
  • In Nebraska you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Nebraska have increased by 2.57%.