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Nebraska

Where the Plains Meet Progress

A Message from the Governor

Governor Jim enters office with the goal of protecting, training, and keeping our kids in Nebraska, cutting taxes, growing agriculture, and defending our commonsense, conservative values.

Governor Brad Little

Jim Pillen

About Nebraska

Nebraska, often referred to as the “Cornhusker State,” is a welcoming and diverse state located in the Great Plains region of the United States. Known for its vast agricultural landscapes, friendly communities, and a balance between modern living and traditional values, Nebraska offers a unique blend of rural charm and urban amenities.

Nebraska’s fertile plains are the backbone of the state’s agricultural heritage. It’s a leading producer of corn, soybeans, beef, and pork, contributing significantly to the nation’s food supply.

Brown wheat in closeup photography

Crimes Overview

Nebraska’s crime rates indicate a significantly lower murder rate than the national average, while rape and vandalism rates are higher. Assault and robbery rates are lower than the national average. The state also faces challenges with drug offenses and theft, slightly above the national average.

On the positive side, burglary and motor vehicle theft rates are lower. Nebraska has a lower rate of identity theft and weapon law violations compared to the national average.

Latest Blogs

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Cities of Nebraska

Alliance

Ashland

Aurora

Beatrice

Bellevue

Bennington

Blair

Boys Town

Broken Bow

Chadron

Columbus

Crete

Emerson

Falls City

Franklin

Fremont

Gering

Gordon

Gothenburg

Grand Island

Hastings

Holdrege

Kearney

La Vista

Lexington

Lincoln

McCook

Milford

Minden

Mitchell

Morrill

Nebraska City

Norfolk

North Platte

Ogallala

O’Neill

Papillion

Plattsmouth

Ralston

Schuyler

Scotia

Scottsbluff

Seward

Sidney

South Sioux City

St. Paul

Tilden

Valentine

Wahoo

Wayne

West Point

Wymore

York

Metropolitan Counties

Cass

Dixon

Douglas

Hall

Lancaster

Merrick

Sarpy

Saunders

Seward

Washington

Non-Metropolitan Counties

Adams

Boyd

Brown

Buffalo

Butler

Cedar

Cherry

Cheyenne

Custer

Dawson

Dodge

Dundy

Fillmore

Furnas

Gage

Grant

Hamilton

Harlan

Hayes

Hitchcock

Jefferson

Johnson

Kearney

Keith

Lincoln

Madison

McPherson

Morrill

Nemaha

Otoe

Perkins

Phelps

Platte

Polk

Richardson

Rock

Scotts Bluff

Stanton

Valley

Wayne

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