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Beatrice is not even in the Top 10 big cities in Nebraska, but it’s at the top in the most dangerous category. [See: Most Dangerous Big Cities in America] With a population of 12,092, the numbers of violent crimes in 2014 was 130, the highest offenses per resident ratio. A fifth of the cases were of rape, the rest – aggravated assault. Omaha, the most populous city (438,465 people) in the Cornhusker State, ranks around in the middle with 2,458 violent crimes.