Property crime can impact neighborhoods by creating a sense of insecurity and can lead to disinvestment in property and community. Additionally, crime rates can impact perceptions of resident safety and community involvement. Property crimes include: burglary, larceny and theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
Property Crimes per 100,000 in Nevada in 2019
Property Crimes per 100,000
in the U.S. in 2019
Property crime rate in Southern Nevada continues to fall, but also exceed state and national levels
The property crime rate decreased 4 percent in Southern Nevada from 2018 to 2019, according to the latest FBI data. The drop continues a general downward trend for property crime rates since 2012. Fewer reported burglaries and vehicle theft drove the decrease in the region, though larceny incidences continued to increase, continuing a trend that began in 2014 (see chart below).
Nationally, the property crime rate continued its decade-and-a-half long trend of falling, decreasing nearly 5 percent from 2018 to 2019. The property crime rate in the U.S. has dropped every year since 2002. While property crime rates fell more than nearly 156 percent in Southern Nevada since 2012, improvements locally haven't kept pace with the national trend, as the U.S. property crime rate dropped by more than 30 percent during the same period.
Source: United States Department of Justice & Federal Bureau of Investigation, "Crime in the United States" report