Nebraska Criminal Records

  • Nebraska has 1,896,190 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Nebraska is the 14th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Workers' Compensation Court has original jurisdiction of all claims for workers' compensation benefits resulting from occupational injuries or illnesses.
  • The Separate Juvenile Courts hear cases involving juvenile matters such as neglected, dependent, and delinquent children. This court also has jurisdiction in domestic relations if the welfare of a minor is an issue.
  • The Small Claims Division of the Court handles minor disputes and is limited to civil actions.
  • The County Courts handle misdemeanor cases, traffic violations, preliminary cases in felony cases, civil cases in which the dispute of money is less than $53,000, small claims cases, guardianship, probate, and adoption proceedings.
  • The District Courts hear all felony criminal cases, equity cases, and civil cases involving more than $53,000. These courts also function as appellate courts and they can decide appeals from some county court cases and various administrative agencies.
  • The Court of Appeals can hear all cases, except those with a death penalty or life imprisonment, but if they want to bypass a case, they can petition to the Supreme Court and they will either deny the petition or accept it.
  • The Supreme Court hears appeals and has the authority to be the original court. This court also hears appellate cases regarding the death penalty or life imprisonment.

Crime Statistics for Nebraska (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 5,212 11th / 51 (Low)
Murder 62 12th / 51 (Low)
Rape 873 14th / 51 (Low)
Robbery 994 11th / 51 (Low)
Aggravated Assault 3,283 11th / 51 (Low)
Property Crime 42,495 13th / 51 (Low)
Burglary 6,422 12th / 51 (Low)
Larceny Theft 32,072 13th / 51 (Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 4,001 13th / 51 (Low)