RE-ELECT SHERIFF JOE LOMBARDO

Metro credits dip in violent crime in Las Vegas to new tactics

Re-Elect Sheriff Joe Lombardo

Metro credits dip in violent crime in Las Vegas to new tactics

Violent crime in the United States in 2017 — at least through the first half of the year — was on a slight downward trend compared with the previous year, according to partial statistics released Wednesday by the FBI.

The preliminary FBI Uniform Crime Report shows that in the first six months of 2017, violent crime in the U.S. was down 0.8 percent and property crime was down about 3 percent.

In Las Vegas, the trend was reflected in the end-of-year statistics tallied by Metro Police and released in a report last week.


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