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Old 02-23-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Default What is the most dangerous area in Las Vegas

Not that I am planning on moving to Las Vegas or anything I am just curios to know what areas are considered to be the most dangerous and where you will find a bunch of boarded up buildings.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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the West SIDE (not the new West Side, I'm talkin about the OLD west side (lettered streets that intersect Washington, Owens, or Lake Mead))

the area behind the Stratosphere

Sierra Vista Drive

Donna and Carey

you can look up certain areas at www.lvmpd.com/crimeviewcommunity
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I agree the alphabet streets are probably the worst part of town.
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:18 AM
 
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I agree with the alphabet streets. However, before the police opened a sub station at Lake Mead and MLK it was one of the most dangerous intersections in the city. That's why they opened it there. A lot of the southern part of North Las Vegas is also dangerous.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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OK folks a little quiz. There is an obvious area that is 2 or 3 times as bad as the alphabets.

See who can find the worst area. Use the crimeview site. Select all crimes then remove accidents and recovered stolen vehicles. select a 1/4mile and 60 days. Then pick a pair of cross streets. when it settles use report to get the number of incidences. Monroe and D for instance does 111. Chicago and Fairfield (Naked City) does 143. The largest I found however was 336...where was that?

To calibrate these numbers the area where I live...loosely Craig and Durango...scores between 0 and 2. Sun City comes in between 0 and 1 and high density norther Summerlin comes in between 3 and 5.
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:44 PM
 
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I once heard in the news a few years ago that most home burglaries take place in really nice areas, like Summerlin and Green Valley. It's the other types of crime (like robberies and violent crimes) that you have to worry about in other areas. But there are a lot of breaking and entering cases in nicer areas.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Get on to LVMPD.com and look at Crime View. Click on any two intersecting streets and you'll see the types of crimes that have been committted in that area for the past week, or month. Lots of surprises there! Like LV Blvd & Flamingo or Sahara.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Worse crime areas in Las Vegas are majority white. Speed causes crime here. Not race.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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The largest I found however was 336...where was that?
The Strip, I expect, although that's mostly because of all the L.A. people hanging around.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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The Strip, I expect, although that's mostly because of all the L.A. people hanging around.

Nah - the strip is not particularly bad. Not Summerlin or GV but there is much worse.
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