Violent Crime Rising in Las Vegas

Who knew you were still allowed to bring guns into the casino?


The recent streak of violence on the Las Vegas Strip continued early Friday morning, with another fight leading to another shooting. This shooting happened in the MGM Grand on the casino floor near elevators, nobody was hurt.

This comes after a fight on a bus led to a stabbing outside the Paris Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, after a fight led to a shooting outside the Flamingo on Sunday, and several more incidents over the past month and a half.

“There’s too much violence going on down there, and I just don’t feel safe,” local Janet Kidd said.

She doesn’t plan on spending any time on the Strip any time soon.

Another local, Sheila Herckis, had to go to the Strip for an errand on Friday morning. She feels the same way.

“There’s too much crime here in the past couple of months,” she said. “Before the COVID I would go on the Strip, kill a couple of hours. Not now. I’m home at 4:00. I just have to do an errand here.”

Many of the fights have been captured on video, posted to social media, and have gone viral.

“I have the utmost confidence in Sheriff Lombardo and the men and women of Metro to be able to be out in front of this and get a handle on this,” Governor Steve Sisolak said. “It’s unfortunate when you get some out of towners that are coming in and causing a problem.”

Here are the numbers:

  • Aggravated assaults are up 28.98% YTD
  • Robberies are down 9.78% YTD
  • Rapes are down 38.17% YTD
  • Violent Crimes are up 0.71% YTD

Probably, this is more related to the psychological damage that the lockdown agenda is doing than to the black lives matter lunacy, which you wouldn’t figure would have a big effect on Vegas.