Crime on the Las Vegas Strip Trending Down | Crime
An expert in safety on the Las Vegas Strip says crime in the area is on a downward trend which Metro Police is working to maintain.
Sergeant Jerry McDonald with Metro's Tourist Safety Detail brought that message to a group of tourism professionals Wednesday morning at a Destination Services Association meeting.
McDonald told the group that crime in the resort corridor is going down. According to McDonald there has been a slight uptick in hotel room burglaries, but he says officers are working to control the problem.
He points to a special initiative for the drop in crime along the important street.
"It is an initiative called Safe Strip. It is more patrols, uniformed presence on the Strip typically from the swing shift and during the grave yard hours," Sgt. McDonald said.
He also credits the efforts made by Clark County to put more ordinances, targeting safety on Strip, into place.