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Old 09-20-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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The area by UNLV isn't very bad, but it does have higher crime than other suburban parts of town. There is one very dangerous area about one mile due North of campus that I wouldn't recommend to anyone.

You might want to live on campus for your first year. It actually might be required still that incoming freshmen from out of state live on campus for at least one year. It really helps with making the transition from high school to college easier. If you don't want to live on campus and are worried about living near UNLV, get a car and live in 89123. It's the most convenient suburban area to UNLV.

Good luck!
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Yes, statistics. What else should I go by, personal experience? If I did, I'd say Austin was more dangerous. That's not reality.

There was a violent crime jump in late 2005 and through 2006 due in large part to evacuees from bad parts of New Orleans after the hurricane there. Now that they're getting caught and facing a real justice system in Texas (unlike in Louisiana) and/or moving away, I expect the crime level to go down, if it's not already.

It would also help if you posted a link or something to back up your claim.

I have the 2005 list for cities greater than 150,000 in populaition. (Actually I have the entire list but I sorted out those less than 150,000) On that list for violent crime. Las Vegas is 78th with 744 crimes per 100,000. Houston is 115th with 1173 crimes per 100,000. Dallas is 126th. Detroit is 143rd out of 144.

The List is Table 8 from the FBI/DoJ web site. As of yesterday 2006 is not up in the full version though it is due. As far as I know this is the only "authority" on the subject. MQ merely repackages it in their peculiar fashion.
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV 89012
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It is required for freshmen to live on campus actually.
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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It is required for freshmen to live on campus actually.

Good thing too...you would not want them wandering around in traffic.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV 89012
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Not at all. Stupid freshmen! Just kidding.
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