Las Vegas crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Las Vegas crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 10, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Las Vegas saw an overall downturn last week after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 671 for the week of September 30, down from 695 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were robbery and assault. Robbery fell to 24 incidents last week, down from 28 the week prior. Assault cases went down from 120 to 119. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft increased from 102 to 110. Incidents of burglary rose from 71 to 74, and shooting cases went up from zero to one.

There were 343 reports of other crimes, a decrease of 29 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad other category includes a variety of offenses, like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown Las Vegas, Michael Way and Huntridge had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Michael Way were also at the top of the list the previous week.

Buffalo saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Downtown also fell for a second week, and incidents in Desert Shores are down considerably, as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Monday and Friday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Saturday and Friday, while incidents on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late morning and midday saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Las Vegas? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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