According to a Washington Post article, Nebraska's tourism board is applying for dark sky certification for the Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area. As part of their application, they are
planning dedicated educational programming related to the negative effects of light pollution on wildlife, ecosystems and human health, as well as how excess lighting leads to energy waste, crime and safety issues, and a loss of human connection to the night sky.
Is there any evidence that too much lighting leads to increased crime and safety issues? Even the author of the article doesn't agree with that claim, as they later write:
we need light at night for safety