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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 04-10-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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You know you've been to Las Vegas before. If you had to compare both cities, what city feels more dangerous to you from crime? It's weird.....Clark County, NV nowadays has a violent crime rate that is twice the rate of LA County. But both counties murder rates are about the same. What do you think?
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:41 PM
 
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You know you've been to Las Vegas before. If you had to compare both cities, what city feels more dangerous to you from crime? It's weird.....Clark County, NV nowadays has a violent crime rate that is twice the rate of LA County. But both counties murder rates are about the same. What do you think?
The murder rate reflects the overall crime level. Other statistics can be altered or are incomplete. It's very difficult to hide murders. I could believe that crime in L.A. and in L.V. is at similar levels, which a similar murder rate would suggest.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:55 PM
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Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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Vegas since it seems to be concentrated in north Vegas.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:03 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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The only time I felt really unsafe in Vegas was around the Stratosphere, because that's where the closest Costco to gas up off interstate is.

My cousin lives in Vegas around UNLV, I believe, and she likes it.

LA is so big, are we talking LA proper, LA Metro?
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:12 PM
 
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Vegas. For such a small city it has a lot of sketchy areas. Even that area by UNLV , not far off the strip, is dangerous, as is downtown.

LA has lots of "bad" areas but tourists and locals know to avoid them unless you are from there... also, they are rather far off from the hot spots
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Another vote for Las Vegas because of the areas that tend to have concentrated crime, close to tourist areas. Well, part of it is under the tourist areas where the encampments in the storm sewer system offers an easy means of access/escape to various parts of the city. Given that many can tend to let their guard down and have a party atmosphere, even outdoors, there seem to be more people who wish to prey upon that group of people. While I have come upon some scenes in LA that made one think of a movie, i.e., a drive by's aftermath or stabbing at a Hollywood hotspot, nothing is like the SWAT team that I remember storming one of the motels between Downtown and the Strip in Las Vegas, while traffic was proceeding at a snail's pace on the southbound side. That was the last time I took Las Vegas Boulevard to go to the old casinos, during night hours, and tend to take 15 to 95 now to get to the Golden Nuggett, Freemont, etc. Even Freemont has some unsavory characters hanging around, primarily pickpockets as one might find in Times Square, but there is a visible presence because many are focused on the lights and don't secure their valuables well.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Los Angeles is actually one of the safest large cities in the United States, unlike Las Vegas.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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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 04-11-2015, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Vegas is arguably more fun than LA.
Vegas is a joke....Los Angeles is a multi-dimensional world class city.

How long can you toot blow and gamble in casinos in the middle of the desert until you get bored....like 2 hours. No thanks.
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:51 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Vegas has the same problem that San Francisco has where you can be walking down a very nice street with nice scenery and no hint of crime but turn the corner and you're in the ghetto. It's pocked all over with areas of grime and sleaze, mixing right into safe, picturesque areas.
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