North Las Vegas, NV
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North 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 North Las Vegas is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 North Las Vegas is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, North Las Vegas is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Nevada, North Las Vegas has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found North Las Vegas to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

How does the crime rate in North Las Vegas compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared North Las Vegas with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether North Las Vegas's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how North 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 North Las Vegas.

For North 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 North Las Vegas is one in 104.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that North Las Vegas experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that North Las Vegas's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes North 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 North Las Vegas is one in 44.

Importantly, we found that North 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 North Las Vegas is one in 193.

North Las Vegas Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

North Las Vegas Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,293

5,415

7,708

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.61

22.69

32.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
North Las Vegas 9.61
Nevada 6.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 104

in North Las Vegas

1 in 147

in Nevada

North Las Vegas VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 238,702
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 26 98 533 1,636
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.41 2.23 6.85

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
North Las Vegas 22.69
Nevada 25.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in North Las Vegas

1 in 39

in Nevada

North Las Vegas Property CRIMES

Population: 238,702
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,505 2,670 1,240
Rate per 1,000 6.30 11.19 5.19

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

North Las Vegas Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
North Las Vegas 76
Nevada 23