Las Vegas, NM
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Las Vegas, NM crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Las Vegas has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within New Mexico, more than 81% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Las Vegas.

Importantly, when you compare Las Vegas to other communities of similar population, then Las Vegas crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Las Vegas does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Las Vegas does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Las Vegas.

For Las Vegas, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Las Vegas is one in 91.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Las Vegas's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Las Vegas a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Las Vegas is one in 32.

Las Vegas Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Las Vegas Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

147

412

559

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.98

30.78

41.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Las Vegas 10.98
New Mexico 6.56

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 91

in Las Vegas

1 in 152

in New Mexico

Las Vegas VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,386
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 10 * 10 126
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.75 0.75 9.41
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Las Vegas 30.78
New Mexico 36.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Las Vegas

1 in 27

in New Mexico

Las Vegas Property CRIMES

Population: 13,386
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 110 282 20
Rate per 1,000 8.22 21.07 1.49

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Las Vegas Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Las Vegas 74
New Mexico 26

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