Reported Annual Crime In Las Vegas

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLas Vegas/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime56,622n/a (estimate)3,4432,9792,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLas Vegas/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder120n/a7.36.75.0
Rape1,610n/a97.976.842.6
Robbery2,690n/a163.6127.386.2
Assault5,529n/a336.2330.4246.8
Violent crime9,949n/a (estimate)605541381
Burglary11,968n/a727.8584.7376.0
Theft26,756n/a1,627.11,461.21,594.6
Vehicle theft7,949n/a483.4392.3228.9
Property crime46,673n/a (estimate)2,8382,4382,200
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Las Vegas, NV. The total number of reported crimes in Las Vegas, NV is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Las Vegas, NV crime rate is 16% higher than the Nevada average and is 33% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Las Vegas, NV has a violent crime rate that is 12% higher than the Nevada average and 59% higher than the national average. For property crime, Las Vegas, NV is 16% higher than the Nevada average and 29% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Las Vegas is 33% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.43 daily crimes that occur in Las Vegas.
  • Las Vegas is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Las Vegas you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Las Vegas has decreased by 8%.

Compare Las Vegas, NV Crime To Other Cities

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

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Las Vegas, NV on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Nevada. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Las Vegas, NV (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Nevada state wide, are 1.16 times more than the state average and 1.33 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Las Vegas, NV on a daily bases are 1.12 times more than than Nevada average and 1.59 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Las Vegas, NV are 1.16 times more than the daily state average and 1.29 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Las Vegas (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Nevada and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Las Vegas, NV? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Las Vegas, NV has been ranked safer than 42% of other cities in the state of Nevada. In addition, Las Vegas, NV is safer than 13% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Nevada and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Las Vegas, NV. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Las Vegas, NV 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 166
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 30
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Las Vegas, NV? 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, NV, then there is a 1 in 166 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 36. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Las Vegas, NV.

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

The year over year crime rate for Las Vegas, NV is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Las Vegas, NV has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 29% in Las Vegas, NV, while property crimes in Las Vegas, NV have decreased by 2%. Crimes in total for Las Vegas, NV have decreased by 8% year over year.

Las Vegas police department

ItemLas VegasNevadaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4,0506,127558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.3

Sex offenders in Nevada

StateTotal offendersNevada /100KNational /100K
Nevada4,067196222
There are a total of 4,067 sex offenders in Nevada. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Nevada per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Summerlin South, NV25,7172341,0531,287
Henderson, NV277,8721881,9612,150
Nellis AFB, NV3,2523961,7872,183
Enterprise, NV129,6204982,2452,743
North Las Vegas, NV230,4369662,1063,073
Winchester, NV27,9866713,0253,696
Whitney, NV41,1247443,3534,098
Las Vegas, NV613,2956052,8383,443

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Louisville, KY611,5732502,3152,565
Oklahoma City, OK620,0158674,0284,895
Portland, OR620,5895205,4605,980
Baltimore, MD621,0001,8334,4956,329
Milwaukee, WI598,6721,4132,9724,385
Las Vegas, NV613,2956052,8383,443
Source: The Las Vegas, NV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.
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