Nationally, violent crime has gone down slightly according to FBI figures.
On a side note, Henderson, just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Vegas, showed a 22% decrease in violent crimes and even a large decrease in property crimes. Fast growth in that city seems to have almost no effect on crime. Maybe it's time for Metro, and our Las Vegas and county officials to learn from Henderson. Let's see what they're doing right and implement it. Maybe our sheriff needs to use logic instead of trying to pander for more tax increases every 10 minutes. Yes that was hyperbole, but it seems like everytime, I tune into news online or on TV, there that guy is lobbying for increases to sales tax or some other guilt-inducing ploy for hiring more police.