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View Poll Results: What city is more dangerous?
Los Angeles 46 47.92%
Las Vegas 39 40.63%
They're about the same 11 11.46%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-12-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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City-Data's numbers lag a few years behind. The homicide rate for LA has decreased the last few years so the homicide rate is even lower now.

Either way a small difference will not make me move to Las Vegas. I am old enough to remember when LA led the nation in murders. In 1980, the homicide rate in Los Angeles was over 30 per 100,000 people. Scary territory compared to today's numbers. Still would not make me move to Las Vegas...
I have complained to CD about this before and they don't seem to care so I guess this is just a forum with no more stats
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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Vegas is definitely more dangerous. Lots of bloods and crips migrated from LA through the Inland Empire and out to Vegas. The strip is fine for the most part. I've been in certain areas off the strip and did not feel safe.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Vegas is a scary place. Just watch the tv show Cops!
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:11 AM
 
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Default LA is more dangerous!

Clearly most of the people posting here live in LA, and not Vegas. LA is far more dangerous than LV. LV has very safe areas (of course bad areas too), but Henderson is one of the safest cities in the entire United States and is a large part of the Vegas metro area. Vegas suburbs are also very clean - Summerlin, Anthem, Seven Hills, etc. etc. LA has more gangs, far more homeless people, and more gangs, including Skid Row. Gangs have infiltrated every neighborhood in LA, including Santa Monica.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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Gangs have infiltrated every neighborhood in LA, including Santa Monica.
Ugggggh NO
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Clearly most of the people posting here live in LA, and not Vegas. LA is far more dangerous than LV. LV has very safe areas (of course bad areas too), but Henderson is one of the safest cities in the entire United States and is a large part of the Vegas metro area. Vegas suburbs are also very clean - Summerlin, Anthem, Seven Hills, etc. etc. LA has more gangs, far more homeless people, and more gangs, including Skid Row. Gangs have infiltrated every neighborhood in LA, including Santa Monica.
Ever since the 2007--2015 recession decimated the Las Vegas Valley, formerly nice communities like Summerlin, Anthem and Green Valley Ranch have become full of rental units and hotbeds of Section 8 activity. Break-ins, home invasion robberies, purse snatchings, car theft and vandalism are all common in every single Las Vegas neighborhood now.

Even once-promising communities like Providence and Mountain's Edge are now chock full of Section 8 rentals.

My cousin in Henderson is married to a Metro officer and she tells me that their formerly nice neighborhood on the edge of town is now having problems with loud Section 8 neighbors and squatters.

Vegas overbuilt between 2000 and 2006 and now it's paying the price in terms of quality of life. Things will probably get even worse when the Raiders finally get there too.

The I-15 corridor, from San Bernardino through the Victor Valley to Las Vegas is now one big, unbroken like of Post-Recession refuse, sadly.

Pre-2009, when someone was interested in moving to Las Vegas you could tell them to "avoid North Las Vegas" and areas around the east side, but those suggestions are no longer germane, as crime has spread across the entire valley. Now, I simply tell them to just keep going up the 15 until they hit St. George.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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Sure looks like crime in Vegas is higher then LA and violent crime is almost double
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:38 PM
 
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In my opinion L.A offers more fun with a greater variety of things to see and do for all ages and types...While Vegas is mostly adult entertainment of course...In other words I got bored in Vegas after a while....I never got bored in L.A.

I guess certain parts of Vegas are dangerous just like certain parts of L.A.


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Vegas is arguably more fun than LA.

Danger and fun are proportionally related.

Therefore, Vegas is more dangerous than LA.

The paradise getaway in the desert built by mobsters has become more dangerous since The Strip lost its mob ties and went corporate - go figure.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:20 AM
 
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I went to Vegas (city proper) and did not see any areas that looked ghetto to me.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Why not just look it up? The crime rates along with most other demographic data are posted here on City-Data pages for every city. http://www.city-data.com/

Just scroll down the page to the crime rate listings.

Los Angeles http://www.city-data.com/city/Los-An...alifornia.html
Murder 7.8 per 100,000 people
Rape 24.3 per 100,000 people
Assaults 216.1 per 100,000 people

Las Vegas http://www.city-data.com/city/Las-Vegas-Nevada.html
Murder 5.1 per 100,000 people
Rape 40.3 per 100,000 people
Assaults 480.1 per 100,000 people


So you are more likely to get murdered in Los Angeles and more likely to get raped or assaulted in Las Vegas.

Since I consider being murdered much more serious than being raped or assaulted, for me that makes Los Angeles more dangerous.
The charts I googled says Las Vegas has higher murder rate, robbery, rape, aggravated assault by alot.
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