Las Vegas Crime Rates 2012

Las Vegas, also known as the City of Sin. It’s not weird to expect that the crime rate in the city would be one of the highest in the country, but in reality, it’s not (it’s New York). Just remember these facts so you can prepare yourself better, and possibly avoid them in the future.

When compared to the rest of the state of Nevada, Las Vegas has one of the highest crime rates.

But when comparing the crime rate with similar population sizes, the crime rate in Las Vegas in lower than average.

According to the FBI’s preliminary reports for January to June 2012, violent crime has risen by 6.4%, while property crime has risen by 5.3% when compared to 2011.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes involve a person’s physical or mental well-being.

Crimes reported in

2012

2011

Percentage change

Murder

32

31

+3.2%

Forcible Rape

301

350

-14%

Robbery

1795

1636

+9.7%

Aggravated Assault

3501

3272

+6.9%

 

Property Crimes

Property crimes involve a person’s property being damaged or stolen. Here are the Las Vegas Crime Rates of 2012:

Crimes reported in

2012

2011

Percentage change

Burglary

6619

6238

+6.1%

Larceny/Theft

12150

11097

+9.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft

3126

3445

-9.2%

Arson

118

122

+3.2%

If you are charged with any of the crimes listed here, Contact Attorney Ross Goodman for a legal counsel.

Resources:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/nv/las-vegas/crime/

http://www.fbi.gov/lasvegas/