North and South Omaha – The area with the worst reputation is North Omaha. There are a lot of boarded-up windows, bars over windows and decaying buildings. Crime is prominent in parts of this area and it has the highest concentration of violent crime, much of it associated with gang violence.
Is Omaha a dangerous city?
With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Omaha has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. Ones chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24.
What part of Omaha is safe?
People who live in the Omaha metro area generally consider the northwest part of the metro area to be the safest. Your chance of being a victim of crime in the Omaha metro area may be as high as 1 in 18 in the northeast neighborhoods, or as low as 1 in 53 in the northwest part of the metro area.