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Old 12-25-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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When you say "crime in Las Vegas", you have to be more specific. Are you talking all of Clark County? Are you talking just the city of LV? Henderson, which in discussions tends to be lumped into Las Vegas (as part of the metro area) is one of the safest cities in the country. The flip side is also true. There are parts of the city of LV and NLV, that are very dangerous (statistically.)

So what exactly is the question?
and STATISTICS are ALWAYS Dangerous because they are always slanted to prove a specific point.....

REALISTICALY....crime happens mostly if you allow it to .....
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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You know what gets me about the "dangerous" statistics that are often used in the media? The fact that they count property crimes such as car thefts, and leave out the auto accident fatality rate. I don't consider a car theft to be dangerous unless it was a car jacking, whereas the accident rate might be useful information.

I guess some people's definition of dangerous is different than mine. Mine is "How likely am I to be hurt or killed?"

Honestly, if I ask myself that question, most of the valley is pretty safe (except for the car accidents).
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I agree....50 years in the valley and I have never felt unsafe....
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:06 AM
 
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Why is robbery , car theft ,B&E ,theft ,stealing and shoplift so high in Las Vegas? Is it hard to get job in Las Vegas or that the price homes are so cheap under $150,000 that many people come to Las Vegas to live but can't find work .

I hear some parts of Las Vegas really bad but some other parts are safer to live .I'm just puzzled why it like that in Las Vegas.
It is very transient,criminals for some reason flock to Vegas,the economy sucks here jobs are very hard to get,North Las Vegas being the worst, Henderson being the safest.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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I'm sure there's a difference in crime East vs West Las Vegas with the 15 splitting the two. The east looks downright scary going to the Station or East Cannery casinos.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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Where are you guys from? Salt Lake City? Beverly Hills? Jupiter Island?


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Old 12-27-2012, 02:30 AM
 
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I've been looking, online, for a house for a little over a month. At first I was just looking based on the Donohue Team graph (good/bad zips). Then, I started using the "Crime Mapping" in the neighborhoods where the houses I liked were located. Interesting enough, several in the "bad zips" had far less crime in the 0.5 mile radius than the ones in the "good zips", over the 2 month period I'm using. However, those in the "bad" that had the less crime were in gated communities. That surprised me cause I thought about gated like my experience w/security buildings here....just wait till someone who lives there opens the door and follow them in.

The "good/bad" zip code map is several years old and the "mapping" one is current; so, are some of the 'good' zips not as green or yellow as they were then? Do gated communities really have less crime (w/out being a guarded gate)? Or, maybe I'd be really surprised if I knew the exact numbers in my area. I guess those of us who live where law enforcement agencies don't report are kinda shocked to see 'real numbers', and our's may be be the same, or even higher, we just don't know it.

I really appreciate all of you for your great posts about Las Vegas, your wonderful, helpful answers to those of us wanting to relocate, and I wish you all a Happy New Year!
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I live on the East side....it's by no means scary...just more poor and brown people....or do you imply that equals crime?
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Metro publishes crime statistics broken down by geographic area (zip code?) don't they?

The census bureau publishes racial/ethnic backgrounds by geographic area also. How do they correlate?
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I don't know...I know I live there and feel safe and haven't seen any crime.

And our bums are WAY less aggressive than the bums in Denver...in fact they're pretty meek compared.
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