Nevada’s 5 Safest Cities of 2019

Written by | Updated February 2, 2019

SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 5 Safest Cities in Nevada for 2019. See if your city made the list.

We welcome three new cities to Nevada’s safest this year—Boulder City, Yerington, and Fallon. Boulder City debuts at number one, with just nine incidents of violent crime reported in 2017. Mesquite fell from number one in 2018 to the number three spot this year, but this desert city still kept violent crime to fewer than two incidents per 1,000 people.

All of the cities on our list did better than the state when it comes to violent crime. Nevada’s 5.96 violent crime rate is a full point higher than the national rate of 4.49. And the state does only slightly better in regard to property crime. Nevada barely exceeds the national property crime rate, with 27.43 incidents per 1,000 people, compared to 27.11 nationwide.

Nevada's Safest Cities

Interesting Findings

  • Henderson, a Las Vegas suburb, has impressive numbers—with a population of nearly 300,000, this city saw just 1.85 violent crimes per 1,000 people.
  • Henderson has a property crime rate almost half of fifth-ranked Fallon, which only has a population of 8,450. Henderson reported 18.33 incidents per 1,000 and Fallon came in at 34.67.
  • 60% of the cities reported zero counts of murder, and 40% reported zero robberies.
  • Nevada lists property crime as the top concern in our State of Safety report, and 17% of participants reported personally experiencing property crime in the past year, just over the national average of 16%.
  • 75% of Nevada respondents are worried about someone breaking in when they’re not at home, versus 63% nationwide.
  • Nevada reported more concern than the national average in every area for both violent crime and property crime.

The 5 Safest Cities in Nevada


Boulder City


Boulder City, Nevada
Population 15,804
Median Income $57,843
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.57
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 8.61




Yerington, Nevada
Population 3,147
Median Income $37,297
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.27
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 5.08




Mesquite, Nevada
Population 18,476
Median Income $47,642
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.68
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 17.10




Henderson, Nevada
Population 299,285
Median Income $66,939
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.85
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 18.33




Fallon, Nevada
Population 8,450
Median Income $39,866
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 2.72
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 34.67

How We Determined the Safest Cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?

Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.

If you would like to contact a SafeWise Safest Cities Analyst, please email

Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 5?

See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

RankCityPopulationCity Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)City Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
9Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department1,627,2446.1929.43
10West Wendover4,2366.3733.29
12North Las Vegas242,53710.1523.86

Find the Safest Cities in Each State

Click on the state image below to check out our “Safest City” winners for each state.

How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere

Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.

To learn more about the home security options, check out SafeWise’s picks for Best Home Security Systems of 2019.


FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2017 Crime in the United States
SafeWise’s, “2019 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Written by Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. ou can find her work and contributions in places like TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, HGTV, MSN, and an ever-growing library of radio and TV clips. Learn more

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