HomeSecurityGuru.com Reports on and Analyzes Most Recent Las Vegas Crime Rates

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The newest HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report analyzes current crime rates in Las Vegas, Nevada for both violent crime and property crime across all 8 patrol divisions in the city.

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The number of people who visit make it difficult to estimate the real 'risk' of crime for individuals living in Las Vegas.

HomeSecurityGuru.com has just retrieved and analyzed the latest Las Vegas crime rates. The data listed below includes approximate statistics supplied by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department's CrimeView Community initiative as well as the FBI Uniform Crime Report. The data covers the entire geographical area of Las Vegas, NV which is made up of 8 patrol divisions as known as area commands and identifies which patrol areas are experiencing the most criminal activity in 2012.

Murder
January - June 2011 - 29     /     January - June 2010 - 56
Aggravated Assault
January - June 2011 - 3,272     /     January - June 2010 - 3,968
Forcible Rape
January - June 2011 - 350     /     January - June 2010 - 321
Robbery
January - June 2011 - 1,636     /     January - June 2010 - 1,937
Burglary
January - June 2011 - 6,238     /     January - June 2010 - 6,505
Larceny/Theft
January - June 2011 - 11,097     /     January - June 2010 - 11,264
Motor Vehicle Theft
January - June 2011 - 3,445     January - June 2010 - 3,213
Arson
January - June 2011 - 122     /     January - June 2010 - 101

The FBI reporting shows a downward trend in violent crimes overall in 2011, however property crimes are almost on par compared to the year before. The Las Vegas murder rate saw one of the most significant drops and indicates that 2011 will have one of the lowest total recorded in recent years.

Initial CrimeView Community reports show that crimes in Las Vegas vary from one patrol area to the next. Below is list of the precincts organized by most crimes reported this year as of January 23, 2012.

  •     Enterprise (435)
  •     Northwest (363)
  •     Southeast (351)
  •     Northeast (343)
  •     Bolden (269)
  •     South Central (223)
  •     Convention Center (230)
  •     Downtown (171)

*The individual patrol area reports are approximate numbers that don't include forcible rape or arson.

Forbes recently named Las Vegas as the 9th most dangerous city in America based on crime rates and other factors traffic fatality rates. However, experts say because of Las Vegas's high tourism numbers it is hard to determine the actual crime rate per capita. University of Nevada criminology professor Tamara Madenson told MSNBC.com that. "The number of people who visit make it difficult to estimate the real 'risk' of crime for individuals living in Las Vegas."

On the flip side Henderson, NV, a suburb of Las Vegas, was named the 2nd safest city.

For more information on crime statistics in Nevada, crime statistics in states across the U.S. or information on how to improve your home security, please visit: HomeSecurityGuru.com

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