Las Vegas is known as the Disneyland for adults, and what the city of Las Vegas wants is for tourists to have fun. The Chamber of Commerce encourages fun for everyone with very few consequences or risks throughout the city. Las Vegas is an upgraded tourist town with over 40 million tourists expected every year.
Police and spokesmen for Caesars Entertainment, which owns 10 resorts in the tourist zone including Caesars Palace and Paris Las Vegas is concerned about crime rising along the Strip though statistics show that crime has been declining across the city for the past few years.
Murder, rape, robbery and assault are what are considered violent crime, and in the tourist hub these numbers experienced an overall drop of 13 percent through the first part of 2013.
Casinos are especially concerned about convention business because they help fill the gambling tables during the week. Weekends take care of themselves, but on February 23, a shooting occurred that sent gunshots from vehicle to vehicle and then created a fiery crash that killed two bystanders. These types of crimes are not good for those involved or for Las Vegas. That month also included a bizarre elevator stabbing involving a rapper and two shootings right off the Strip.
Visitors are of primary concern, and Metro Police are doing a phenomenal job lowering the violent crime rate around the casinos and on the Strip. If you or someone you know has been arrested, they need a criminal defense lawyer. By calling Potter Criminal Defense at 702-997-1774 as soon as possible, you can schedule a free consultation and discuss the details of the arrest.