Las Vegas breaks homicide records

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sin City had its deadliest year in decades. In 2017, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigated 229 homicides.

Even excluding the 58 Vegas Massacre murders, the remaining 171 deaths exceed last year's murder tally of 168. 

Baltimore has also seen a significant increase in homicides since last year. 


Homicides in 2017

Las Vegas


Los Angeles






Washington, D.C.


New York City


Meanwhile, New York, L.A., Washington, D.C., and Chicago have experienced decreases in the number of homicides this past year. Authorities attribute the declining murder rates in NYC, L.A. and Chicago to new police technology that monitors gun violence and uses algorithms to predict crime hotspots.

Learn more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal article. Statistics from Time, NBC4, ABC7, and LA Times.

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Southern California DUI Defense attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT).


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