According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, crime rates in Las Vegas are falling. In some types of crimes, the drop is significant.
In a Las Vegas City Council report, Las Vegas police Captain Richard Collins proffered crime statistics which validated that in downtown Las Vegas, from January to May 2012, the total number of incidents dropped 23% from the same five-month period in 2011.
Specifically, violent crime, from January to May 2012, was over 5% less than the violent crimes committed from January to May 2011. This 5% drop included a drop in assaults and batteries (11.25%) and an increase in sexual assaults (8.16%). For the two comparative periods, the number of homicides remained unchanged. The report also cited a drop in gun calls of 35%.
For property crimes, the statistics showed a drop in 2012 of 2% from 2011. This 2% included a 6% drop in burglary and over an 8% increase in auto theft.
Downtown Las Vegas is defined as Fremont Street from Main to 15th including one block on each side.
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