Nebraska is the 37th state of the United States, admitted into the union in the year 1867. It is the 16th largest of all the 50 states in terms of area, and the 37th largest in terms of population. Generally speaking, the state’s crime rate at 301 incidents per 100,000 people is on the lower end of the spectrum - and fairly lower than the national average. However, its assault rates are higher than the national average - and among the top 10 in the country. When it comes to Nebraska, aggravated and other assaults take the top spot when it comes to the crimes with the highest number of occurrences.