The crime rate in Lincoln is similar to that of most major U.S. cities. However, with a little common sense, you should not have any problems during your visit.

Always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings. When walking through the city at night, it is always safer to travel in groups. When parking, choose a spot underneath or close to a light source. If you have a bad vibe about a certain area, trust your intuition and head the other way. Pickpockets can quickly pick you clean of your money or passport, quickly turning a dream vacation into a nightmare. Make use of your hotel's safe to protect items such as any jewelry you might have brought with you (which, in reality, is best left at home), extra monies, and credit cards. Keep your eyes and a hand on bags at all times, and do not leave your items unattended.

Remember, if you get into an emergency situation, call 911. If you need to contact the police regarding a non-emergency situation, call (402) 441-7204.