Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV crime analytics


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 40 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 25. 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 96% 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 107.

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.

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 196.

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

5,811

19,260

25,071

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.32

30.88

40.19

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Las Vegas 9.32
Nevada 6.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 107

in Las Vegas

1 in 144

in Nevada
Las Vegas VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 623,747
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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 30.88
Nevada 26.68
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Las Vegas

1 in 37

in Nevada
Las Vegas Property CRIMES
Population: 623,747
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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 185
Nevada 23