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Old 11-19-2018, 02:03 PM
 
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This is just anecdotal and I don't have statistics to back it up but it seems to me there is a significant recent increase in crime in Las Vegas? Is this true?
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:08 PM
 
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This is just anecdotal and I don't have statistics to back it up but it seems to me there is a significant recent increase in crime in Las Vegas? Is this true?
I also don't have the statistics but I believe it too... its part of the reason we left....the neighborhood was changing
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Old 11-19-2018, 04:02 PM
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All the data I've seen, maybe not Vegas specifically, but in the US, shows that crime is going down precipitously.
Meanwhile, media coverage of crime has risen dramatically, such that there's a huge gap in perceived crime and actual crime.
That seems to me to be what's going on.
I'm all over town at all hours of the day and night. I don't feel any less safe now than I did 5 years ago. In fact I feel a little safer.

Honestly, the only thing I am worried about is drivers.
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Old 11-19-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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I hear it to. It is a constant refrain on Nextdoor. From the crime map though I am skeptical. The only crime that looks to me like an issue in the NW is burglary. Other than burglary the NW is peaceful with a couple of stolen cars and a half dozen disturbing the peace. Sun City Summerlin is similar.

I am however skeptical. The only real up for sure is first half homicides were up a bit. Homicides will of course be down as 2017 includes the Oct 1 victims. But those can be dealt with separately. And there do appear to be a lot of burglaries. So we shall see.
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Old 11-19-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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All the data I've seen, maybe not Vegas specifically, but in the US, shows that crime is going down precipitously.
Meanwhile, media coverage of crime has risen dramatically, such that there's a huge gap in perceived crime and actual crime.
That seems to me to be what's going on.
I'm all over town at all hours of the day and night. I don't feel any less safe now than I did 5 years ago. In fact I feel a little safer.

Honestly, the only thing I am worried about is drivers.
I pick on my daughters for helicopter motherhood. They claim it is more dangerous than when they were kids but it is actually much safer. Perception versus reality.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:23 PM
 
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White collar crimes, well that's another issue!
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If you want to further feed your fear, get a Ring doorbell and sign up to the neighborhood alerts
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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California, under federal court order, disgorged its prison system. A lot of the ex-cons sloshed over in to LA-East, er, Las Vegas, and went back to their old tricks.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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All the data I've seen, maybe not Vegas specifically, but in the US, shows that crime is going down precipitously.
Meanwhile, media coverage of crime has risen dramatically, such that there's a huge gap in perceived crime and actual crime.
That seems to me to be what's going on.
There is a lot of "juking the stats" [that term is from the show "The Wire"] going on when it comes to crime statistics.

The only stats that can't be faked are homicides. Everything else can be faked.

There is a great 2-part episode on the podcast "Reply All" about the history of COMPSTAT to the present day.

The upshot is the police commanders came under increasing pressure to deliver lower and lower crime numbers [or be reprimanded/fired].

Whaadayuknow! - crime numbers kept going down in a predictable fashion year after year.

This happens any time a person's job is tied to a metric. Amazingly that person meets or exceeds the metric every time!

https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-al...episode-player
https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-al...episode-player
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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News seems to be reporting a murder every day.
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