Reported Annual Crime In Las Vegas

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLas Vegas/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime556n/a (estimate)4,1534,3542,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLas Vegas/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a7.55.64.9
Rape7n/a52.380.238.6
Robbery10n/a74.7119.2101.9
Assault126n/a941.1451.2237.8
Violent crime144n/a (estimate)1,076656373
Burglary110n/a821.6819.4491.4
Theft282n/a2,106.22,469.11,775.4
Vehicle theft20n/a149.4408.9220.2
Property crime412n/a (estimate)3,0773,6972,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Las Vegas, NM is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Las Vegas, NM. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Las Vegas, NM averages 5% lower than the rest of New Mexico while the rate of crime on a national scale is 45% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Las Vegas, NM is 64% higher than the average rate of crime in New Mexico and 189% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 17% lower than the remainder of the state of New Mexico and 24% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Las Vegas, NM area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Las Vegas is 45% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.38 daily crimes that occur in Las Vegas.
  • Las Vegas is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Las Vegas you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Las Vegas has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Las Vegas (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Las Vegas, NM per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for New Mexico and on a national scale. In Las Vegas, NM the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.05 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.45 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Las Vegas, NM is 1.64 times more than the New Mexico average and 2.89 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Las Vegas, NM has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.20 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.24 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Las Vegas (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in New Mexico and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Las Vegas, NM? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Las Vegas, NM has been ranked safer than 12% of other cities in the state of New Mexico. In addition, Las Vegas, NM is safer than 5% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New Mexico and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Las Vegas, NM. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Las Vegas, NM is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Las Vegas

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 93
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 25
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Las Vegas, NM? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Las Vegas, NM, then there is a 1 in 93 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 33. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 25 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Las Vegas, NM.

Year Over Year Crime In Las Vegas (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Las Vegas, NM is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Las Vegas, NM has increased by 12% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 8% year over year. Total crimes for Las Vegas, NM has decreased by 4% in the same time frame.

Las Vegas police department

ItemLas VegasNew MexicoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)553,705556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.04.43.3
There are a total of 55 Las Vegas police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.7% less than the New Mexico average and 23.1% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Mexico

StateTotal offendersNew Mexico /100KNational /100K
New Mexico3,160156222
There are a total of 3,160 sex offenders in New Mexico. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in New Mexico per 100,000 residents which is 30% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tecolote, NM972651,4941,759
San Jose, NM6957414,1784,919
Las Vegas, NM13,8331,0763,0774,153

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
River Ridge, LA13,8352161,3391,555
Sharonville, OH13,8362472,1922,440
Baker, LA13,8386253,8824,507
Sharon, PA13,8454713,7844,255
Tehachapi, CA13,8183392,6062,945
Las Vegas, NM13,8331,0763,0774,153
Source: The Las Vegas, NM crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.