In 2012, the city of Omaha unfathomably accounted for nearly 80% of Nebraska’s homicides.
Over the years, that harrowing statistic has remained consistent, with most of the murders disproportionately occurring in north Omaha, which is primarily Black.
Although Blacks are only 13.7% of Omaha’s population, Omaha.com reported:
“[O]maha’s streets in recent years have become among the deadliest places in America for blacks. Fueled by gun violence in northeast Omaha, Nebraska has the third-highest black homicide rate in the nation, according to the latest compilation of detailed national homicide statistics.”