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The 5 Safest Cities in Nevada — 2017

Nevada is famed for its casinos and swaths of sunset-hued desert, but we’d like to recognize its commitment to pedestrian safety. The state has adopted not only stringent school zone laws to help keep its youngest citizens out of harm’s way but also aggressive hit-and-run laws, which are some of the toughest in the nation.

When it comes to safety, the five cities on our list earn our praise too. On average, they reported fewer than three violent crimes per 1,000 people in 2015, according to the most recent FBI crime report.

Henderson, with nearly 300,000 residents, reported 43% less violent offenses than the national average, and Yerington—the top-ranked city on this year’s and last year’s lists—cited just two violent crimes in all.

Las Vegas is by far the most celebrated city in Nevada’s Clark County, but many wonderful lesser-known cities are also located there, including three of the state’s safest—Mesquite, Henderson, and Boulder City. We congratulate these communities for working hard to keep property crime under control. Mesquite cited fewer than 300 total property crimes, and we were pleased to find that Boulder City reported a nominal thirty-nine break-ins.

Living in one of Nevada’s safest cities is something to be proud of. Review our list to find out if your town made the top five, then explore the home security and crime prevention resources in our Nevada Safety Directory for additional ways to help keep your family safe.

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Nevada

To identify the five safest cities in Nevada, we reviewed the 2015 FBI crime report statistics and population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 2,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

Learn more about how we rank our Safest Cities reports.

1. Yerington

Previous rank: 1

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.66 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.61

2. Boulder City 

Previous rank: 2

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.84
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.50

3. Mesquite

Previous rank: 4

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.95
Property Crimes per 1,000: 16.02

4. Carlin ↓

Previous rank: 3

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.43
Property Crimes per 1,000: 15.36

5. Henderson

Previous rank: 6

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.68
Property Crimes per 1,000: 18.93

How safe is your home?

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 available to you, check out SafeWise’s picks for Best Home Security Systems of 2018 or select the city nearest you in the drop down menu below.

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