Las Vegas Crime Rates And Crime Statistics (2021)


If you are thinking about visiting Las Vegas and have some qualms about the safety of the city, we got you covered.

Lets deep dive into the some statistics, look at crime rates and graphs and see how safe or dangerous Las Vegas really is.

las vegas crime rate

Las Vegas’s Crime Statistics

Here’s a breakdown of all the crimes in the city for 2019 and 2020

2019

2020

2019 vs. 2020

Homicide

87

99

14%

Forcible Rape

1,439

1,179

-18%

Robbery

2,118

1,720

-19%

Aggravated Assault

5,868

6,168

5%

Burglary

10,646

7,310

-31%

Larceny Theft

28,240

24,033

-15%

Motor Vehicle Theft

7,311

7,168

-2%

Crime Index Total

55,709

47,677

-14%

Violent Crime

9,512

9,166

-4%

Property Crime

46,197

38,511

-17%

**All data is from the Las Vegas Police Department**

Las Vegas’s Crime Rate

Violent Crime Rate

In 2020 Las Vegas reported 9,166 violent crimes and had a crime rate of 545.47 per 100,000 residents. Violent crime in the city decreased 4 percent last year compared with 2019.

Las Vegas’ violent crime rate is 1.4x times greater than the national average.

Las Vegas has a similar violent crime rate to cities like Austin, Colorado Springs and Boston.

You have a 1 in 183 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Las Vegas.

Here’s a map showing you how violent crime has trended in Las Vegas over a 11 year period.

violent crimes in las vegas

Las Vegas’s Murder Rate

In 2020, Las Vegas reported 99 murders and had a murder rate of 5.89 per 100,000 residents. Murders in the city increased 14 percent last year compared with 2019.

Las Vegas’ murder rate is roughly 10% less than the national average.

Las Vegas has a similar homicide rate to cities like Portland, Fort Worth and San Antonio.

Here’s a map showing you how murders have trended over the last 11 years in Las Vegas

murders in las vegas

Las Vegas Property Crime Rate

In 2020 Las Vegas reported 38,511 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 2,291.79 per 100,000 residents. Property crimes in the city decreased 17 percent last year compared with 2019.

Las Vegas’ property crime rate is 17% times greater the national average.

Las Vegas has a similar property crime rate to San Jose and Newark.

You have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Las Vegas.

Here’s a map showing you how property crime has trended in Las Vegas over a 11 year period.

property crime in las vegas

Las Vegas’s crime rate vs other cities in Nevada (2020)

Here’e how Las Vegas’ violent crime rate compared to other cities in Nevada.

Cities

Population

Violent Crime Rate (2020)

Las Vegas

641,903

545.47

Reno

264,165

552.68

North Las Vegas

262,527

509.28

Sparks

108,445

411.27

Carson City

58,639

368.36

Henderson

317,610

214.73

Las Vegas Crime Rate Comparison

Here’s a list of the top 20 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by violent crime rates. Las Vegas’s crime rate is 4.4x less than Memphis, the most dangerous city on the list.

las vegas crime rate vs most dangerous cities us

Facts about Las Vegas, NV

  • The population of Las Vegas Metro in 2020 is roughly 1,680,389.
  • The city covers a land area of 142 square miles.
  • The racial makeup of the city: 33.1% Hispanic or Latino, 43.5% White, 12.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, 6.9% Asian, and 5.2% from two or more races.
  • The median age is 34 years old.
  • The median income for a household in the city was $56,354. The per capita income for the city was $30,761.
  • 15.3% of the population live below the poverty line.
  • The median home value in Las Vegas is $399,108 in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a Las Vegas 2-bedroom apartment is $1915.
  • 84.8% of residents 25 and older is a high school graduate. 24.6% of residents 25 and older has a bachelors degree or higher.
  • 12.9% of residents identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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