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Nevada Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Nevada. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Nevada compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Nevada, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,041,819 total crimes reported in Nevada (146,400 of them violent). Of the 104,182 crimes that happen every year in Nevada, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Nevada every 5 minutes. This includes 1,809 murders, 9,735 rapes, and greater than six hundred and eighty-one thousand thefts (including 194,053 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Nevada for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Nevada has grown by 22%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 45%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Nevada. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost one hundred and twenty-six thousand for Nevada in 2009.

Crime Trends in Nevada (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Nevada (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Nevada law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Nevada conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.