Is Henderson, NV Safe? (2022 Crime Rates And Crime Stats)


If you are thinking about visiting Henderson and have some qualms about the safety of the city, we got you covered.

We are going to deep dive into the statistics, look at some maps, graphs and talk to the residents of the city to give you a better understanding of how safe Henderson really is.

Is Henderson, Nevada Safe To Visit?

is henderson nevada safe

Henderson, Nevada is one of the nicest and most desirable areas in all Las Vegas and Henderson is a very safe city. In 2021, Henderson had a violent crime rate of 237.14 per 100,000 people. Henderson violent crime rate is 40% less than the national average and is one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of over 200,000 people.

Here’s a scale to give you some perspective on Henderson’s violent crime rate:

henderson nv crime rate

The only area of concern in Henderson is Old Henderson or ‘Hendertucky’. It is an area that I would not want to walk at night.

Henderson, Nevada Crime Stats

Here’s a breakdown of all the crimes in the city for 2021 compared to 2020:

2020

2021

Percent Change

Homicide

13

14

8%

Rape

107

85

-21%

Robbery

179

151

-16%

Aggravated Assault

392

514

31%

VIOLENT CRIMES TOTAL

691

764

11%

Burglary

620

810

31%

Larceny/Theft

3,517

3,931

12%

Motor Vehicle Theft

544

785

44%

Arson

26

36

38%

PROPERTY CRIMES TOTAL

4,707

5,562

18%

TOTALS

5,398

6,326

17%

*All data is from the FBI UCR and Cross Referenced with the Henderson Police Department*

Henderson, NV Crime Rates

Henderson’ Violent Crime Rate

In 2021 Henderson reported 764 violent crimes and had a violent crime rate of 237.14 per 100,000 people.

  • Year over year violent crime has increased by 11%.

*Violent crimes include; homicides, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults and the violent crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

violent crimes in henderson nv

Henderson’s Murder Rate

In 2021, Henderson reported 14 murders and had a murder rate of 4.35 per 100,000 people. Henderson’s murder rate is 33% less than the national average.

  • Year over year violent crime has increased by 8%.

Henderson’s Property Crime Rate

In 2021 Henderson reported 5,562 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 1,726.37 per 100,000 people. Henderson’s property crime rate is 12% less than the national average.

  • Year over year property crime in Henderson has increased by 18%.

*Property crimes include; burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson and property crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

Henderson’s crime rate vs other cities in Nevada (2020)

Here’e how Henderson’s violent crime rate compared to other cities in Nevada.

Cities

Population

Violent Crime Rate (2020)

Reno

250,903

561.97

Las Vegas

641,903

545.47

North Las Vegas

262,527

509.28

Sparks

108,445

411.27

Carson City

58,639

368.36

Henderson

317,610

214.73

Henderson, Nevada vs The Most Dangerous Cities in the United States (2020)

Here’s a list of the top 19 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by violent crime rates. Henderson’s violent crime rate is 4x less than Memphis, the most dangerous city on the list.

henderson crime rate comparison

Is the public transportation in Henderson safe?

The public transportation system in Henderson is handled by RTC and it offers many routes that interweave throughout the entire city. The RTC is generally safe to use during the commuting hours (7am – 7pm), however we do not recommend that you use metro late at night.

Is Henderson safe at night?

Henderson is generally safe at night as long as you avoid the problem area (Hendertucky). At night we recommend that you take a few extra precautions by staying in well populated places, not straying off the beaten path and not walking by yourself.

Tips to stay safe while visiting Henderson, Nevada

  • Thoroughly research the city before you arrive. Figure out the good and bad parts of the city and adjust your travels accordingly.
  • Save the sightseeing for the daytime and stay out of the sketchy neighborhoods at night.
  • Park in lighted/high traffic areas when possible.

Facts about Henderson, NV

  • The population of Henderson in 2021 was 322,178.
  • The median income for a household in the city was $75,430. The per capita income for the city was $40,796.
  • 93.5% of residents 25 and older is a high school graduate. 34.0% of residents 25 and older has a bachelors degree or higher.
  • 8% of the population live below the poverty line.
  • The median home value in Henderson is $520K in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a Henderson 2-bedroom apartment is $1,827
  • The median age in the city is 36 years old.

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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