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Old 01-03-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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Another LV crime thread but...

Anyone know if Metro even tracks certain crimes by locals or non-local residents? For example;

-Local on local.
-Tourist on local
-Local on tourist
-Tourists on another tourist

Lets say a tourist from Bangledesh kills, robs, or attacks a tourist from Iceland on the strip. Both are in town for a major fight weekend. Will that incident have an asterisk next to it when logged? Local on local crime is understood. Same as Local on tourist crime. We have locals that prey on the tourist just like any other high volume tourist destination.

But the tourist on local crime maybe should be tracked a different way. For example, LVRJ released a list of convicted pimps and prostitutes a little while ago. 100% of the pimps arrested in Vegas are not residents. They mostly came from California, Arizona, Washington, and Texas. Yeah, we are pulling them in from the lone star state. Does Vegas have a pimp problem?



Another question that might be a little off topic(even for my own thread).

After spending some time at the shelters and food pantries, I listen to a lot of the homeless stories. They usually end with "I just got released from jail and now trying to save up to make it back home". Vegas' homeless population is transient also, believe it or not. Someone comes to Vegas to party, gamble, have some fun. They lose control. Put their 401K on black. Now they can't leave the city. Now they are behind the strip somewhere trying to survive. Soon the commit a crime and have a criminal record. Can't get a job, so they become part of the unemployed homeless.

Are they a Vegas local? or still just passing through? I hear that a lot also.

"I am not from here, I'm from Virginia, I am just here till I get on my feet".
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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Good question. I'd like to know too. I've always heard that our car insurance rates are high because of (drunk) tourists.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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I've never seen a breakdown on the stats that you mention, but a recent headline-maker was the guy who punched another guy at a casino. The resulting fall killed the second guy. One punch. Both were tourists.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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I've never seen a breakdown on the stats that you mention, but a recent headline-maker was the guy who punched another guy at a casino. The resulting fall killed the second guy. One punch. Both were tourists.
Yes, I remember that being all over the news. Great example.


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Old 01-04-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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There are also many cases that I see that are tourist on tourist crimes or just tourist crimes in general. For example, we see many domestic disputes arising from the hotels ending up in the arrest of one of the parties. Usually (but not always) the tourist bails out and goes home and the District Attorney decides not to prosecute for lack of resources or lack of evidence. They would have to spend money to bring in the out of State "victim," so they opt not to prosecute. Another frequent case that I see is tourists who go into one of the many clubs or pools here who have security searching purses and pockets at the door--- many of these tourists have marijuana, cocaine, or some other narcotic on them and are charged with felony PCS. Those are usually filed, but so long as Joe Tourist doesn't have any priors, they are usually (again, not always) reduced to misdemeanors with a fine.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Make a good masters or Phd thesis for someone. The only way you could do it would be to have access to the PD data base where you could compare zip codes of victims and perpetrators.

None of the publicly available statistics have the detail. Nor do the statistics submitted to the FBI.

This is not really a big problem. One zip code out of 50. Or two if you include the airport which also has weird numbers.

If I remember correctly though the strip is NOT the worst zip in Las Vegas.

So it has impact but nothing really bad.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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Make a good masters or Phd thesis for someone.
Most definitely would.




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Old 01-04-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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I bet that would be a real eye opener for crime stat's here in LV.

Not that The Strip is not safe (especially with just a little common sense) but it as well as the immediate outlying areas must be a treasure trove for those looking to commit crimes of opportunity like purse snatching, camera/cell phone snagging, car break ins, etc. Especially against those who are obviously inebriated and not paying attention. I would bet Tourist on Tourist crime skews the numbers considerably as they are all lumped in with Las vegas crime in general.

It would also be interesting to see the statistic of crimes reported to casino security vs. those reported to Metro which result in actual reports files. I'm sure for obvious reasons we will never hear that one though.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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So for example, I just saw on the news that a Saudi Arabian raped a boy who was a tourist....how would that be reported? Thats tourist on tourist crime?
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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So for example, I just saw on the news that a Saudi Arabian raped a boy who was a tourist....how would that be reported? Thats tourist on tourist crime?
Yep, another strike against the locals.




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