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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 13%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLas Vegas/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime46,360n/a (estimate)2,7382,3872,346
Murder96n/a5.75.76.5
Rape1,068n/a63.159.038.4
Robbery1,707n/a100.888.773.9
Assault6,063n/a358.1306.8279.7
Violent crime8,934n/a (estimate)528460388
Burglary7,057n/a416.8368.8314.2
Theft23,546n/a1,390.71,221.41,398.0
Vehicle theft6,823n/a403.0336.4246.0
Property crime37,426n/a (estimate)2,2111,9271,958

Key findings

  • Las Vegas crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Las Vegas are 36% higher than the national average
  • In Las Vegas you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Las Vegas is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Las Vegas has decreased by 17%

Las Vegas crime map

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Las Vegas on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Nevada and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Las Vegas (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Nevada, are 1.15 times more than the state average and 1.17 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Las Vegas on a daily basis are 1.15 times more than than Nevada average and 1.36 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Las Vegas are 1.15 times more than the daily state average and 1.13 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Las Vegas (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Nevada and all other cities across the US, is Las Vegas safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Las Vegas is safer than 33% of other cities in the state of Nevada. In addition, Las Vegas is safer than 18% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Las Vegas 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 190
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Las Vegas is 1 in 37
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Las Vegas, Nevada? If you reside in Las Vegas, then there is a 1 in 190 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 46. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Las Vegas.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Las Vegas is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Las Vegas has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Las Vegas, while property crimes in Las Vegas have decreased by 20%. Total crime has decreased by 17% 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
      Nevada8,163394266
      There are a total of 8,163 sex offenders in Nevada. This yields a total of 394 sex offenders in Nevada per 100,000 residents which is 48% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Summerlin South, NV25,7171998321,031
      Henderson, NV277,8722081,4261,634
      Nellis AFB, NV3,2523371,4121,749
      North Las Vegas, NV230,4365221,6242,145
      Enterprise, NV129,6204241,7742,198
      Winchester, NV27,9865712,3912,961
      Whitney, NV41,1246332,6513,283
      Las Vegas, NV613,2955282,2112,738

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Louisville, KY611,5736873,8914,578
      Oklahoma City, OK620,0157263,8964,621
      Portland, OR620,5895234,7395,262
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8594,3116,170
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,5972,7294,325
      Las Vegas, NV613,2955282,2112,738
      Source: The Las Vegas, NV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.