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Crime rate in Las Vegas, Nevada (NV): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Las Vegas, NV compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Las Vegas, NV

The 2020 crime rate in Las Vegas, NV is 281 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 85.8% U.S. cities. The 2020 Las Vegas crime rate fell by 14% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 96 - an increase of 11 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Las Vegas has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Las Vegas, NV is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Las Vegas:

280.7
North Las Vegas:

244.5
Henderson:

142.5
Boulder City:

85.3
Mesquite:

80.2
Bullhead City:

199.6
Kingman:

280.4
Needles:

496.4
St. George:

120.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Las Vegas by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
119
(8.9)
120
(8.9)
111
(8.1)
107
(7.4)
82
(5.6)
76
(5.1)
97
(6.5)
122
(8.0)
127
(8.1)
158
(9.9)
198
(12.2)
120
(7.3)
85
(5.1)
96
(5.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
723
(53.9)
729
(53.9)
698
(50.7)
652
(45.1)
651
(44.6)
596
(40.3)
705
(47.0)
780
(51.0)
1,107
(70.9)
1,200
(75.4)
1,296
(79.6)
1,610
(97.9)
1,439
(86.3)
1,068
(63.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5,251
(391.5)
4,932
(364.5)
4,495
(326.4)
4,003
(276.8)
3,493
(239.5)
3,824
(258.5)
4,072
(271.4)
4,885
(319.1)
5,010
(320.7)
4,974
(312.4)
3,436
(211.2)
2,690
(163.6)
2,118
(127.1)
1,707
(100.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7,548
(562.8)
7,543
(557.4)
7,735
(561.6)
7,886
(545.3)
6,587
(451.6)
7,102
(480.1)
6,500
(433.2)
7,089
(463.1)
8,139
(521.0)
7,188
(451.5)
5,134
(315.5)
5,529
(336.2)
5,213
(312.8)
6,063
(358.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15,296
(1,141)
14,902
(1,101)
13,512
(981.1)
13,824
(955.8)
12,662
(868.2)
14,220
(961.2)
14,785
(985.4)
14,150
(924.3)
14,876
(952.3)
12,500
(785.1)
13,102
(805.2)
11,968
(727.8)
10,646
(638.7)
7,057
(416.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27,156
(2,025)
26,856
(1,985)
25,229
(1,832)
22,231
(1,537)
21,977
(1,507)
25,522
(1,725)
26,548
(1,769)
23,432
(1,531)
24,010
(1,537)
24,645
(1,548)
26,608
(1,635)
26,756
(1,627)
28,240
(1,694)
23,546
(1,391)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16,445
(1,226)
11,402
(842.6)
8,927
(648.2)
7,164
(495.3)
6,787
(465.3)
6,685
(451.9)
6,635
(442.2)
7,172
(468.5)
7,905
(506.0)
8,855
(556.2)
8,186
(503.1)
7,949
(483.4)
7,311
(438.6)
6,823
(403.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
334
(24.9)
319
(23.6)
271
(19.7)
240
(16.6)
232
(15.9)
216
(14.6)
257
(17.1)
141
(9.2)
134
(8.6)
99
(6.2)
91
(5.6)
83
(5.0)
125
(7.5)
162
(9.6)
City-Data.com crime index549.8505.5460.7411.0367.4388.5393.7408.4442.0425.5376.5363.9327.5280.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists, there were 4,755 registered sex offenders living in Las Vegas, Nevada as of February 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Las Vegas is 133 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Las Vegas:

303.9
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Las Vegas:

316.4
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Las Vegas:

362.4
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Las Vegas:

367.3
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Las Vegas:

477.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Las Vegas:

508.0
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Las Vegas:

458.0
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Las Vegas:

412.2
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Las Vegas:

419.8
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Las Vegas:

401.4
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Las Vegas:

470.9
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Las Vegas:

510.8
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Las Vegas:

532.6
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Las Vegas:

548.8
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Las Vegas:

536.1
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Las Vegas:

130.1
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Las Vegas:

137.1
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Las Vegas:

133.7
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Las Vegas:

213.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Las Vegas:

278.2
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Las Vegas:

299.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Las Vegas:

318.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Las Vegas:

317.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Las Vegas:

343.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Las Vegas:

331.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Las Vegas:

351.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Las Vegas:

346.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Las Vegas:

318.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Las Vegas:

342.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Las Vegas:

385.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Las Vegas:

445.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Las Vegas:

513.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Las Vegas:

553.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Las Vegas:

178.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Las Vegas:

171.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Las Vegas:

166.1
U.S. Average:

334.1
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 5,760 (3,994 officers - 3,412 male; 582 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Nevada average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 5,716 (4,115 officers - 3,544 male; 571 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Nevada average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4,562 (3,115 officers - 2,798 male; 317 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Nevada average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4,535 (2,962 officers - 2,681 male; 281 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Nevada average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 5,379 (3,563 officers - 3,112 male; 451 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Nevada average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 4,855 (3,326 officers - 2,925 male; 401 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Nevada average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 4,825 (3,264 officers - 2,879 male; 385 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Nevada average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 4,722 (2,485 officers - 2,270 male; 215 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Nevada average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4,668 (2,444 officers - 2,235 male; 209 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Nevada average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4,814 (2,563 officers - 2,337 male; 226 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Nevada average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4,962 (2,644 officers - 2,405 male; 239 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Nevada average:

2.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 5,130 (2,696 officers - 2,452 male; 244 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Nevada average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 5,264 (2,735 officers - 2,493 male; 242 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Nevada average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 4,050 (2,530 officers - 2,312 male; 218 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Nevada average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 4,812 (3,214 officers - 2,823 male; 391 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Nevada average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 4,530 (2,231 officers - 2,036 male; 195 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Nevada average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 4,310 (2,053 officers - 1,871 male; 182 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Nevada average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 4,135 (2,007 officers - 1,834 male; 173 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Nevada average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 4,055 (1,981 officers - 1,809 male; 172 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Nevada average:

2.09

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Las Vegas, NV
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 89030, 89101, 89102, 89104, 89106, 89107, 89108, 89109, 89110, 89117, 89128, 89129, 89130, 89131, 89134, 89135, 89138, 89143, 89144, 89145, 89146, 89149, 89166.