Las Vegas, NV
Crime Rates




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Las Vegas, NV crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

The crime rate in Las Vegas is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Las Vegas is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Nevada, Las Vegas has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Las Vegas has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Las Vegas is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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 116.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Las Vegas's rate for property crime is 30 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 34.

Importantly, we found that Las Vegas has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Las Vegas is one in 176.

Las Vegas Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Las Vegas Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5,459

18,848

24,307

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.63

29.78

38.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Las Vegas 8.63
Nevada 6.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 116

in Las Vegas

1 in 147

in Nevada

Las Vegas VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 632,912
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Las Vegas 29.78
Nevada 25.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Las Vegas

1 in 39

in Nevada

Las Vegas Property CRIMES

Population: 632,912
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Las Vegas Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Las Vegas 179
Nevada 23