People in Las Vegas are especially vulnerable, since there are more than 60 parking garages located very close to one another. Many visitors to Vegas are also focused on a good time and may therefore let their guard down. A good number of cars are stolen after being left unattended and running or with the keys in the ignition.
Auto theft is defined in Chapter 205.0832 of the Nevada Revised Statute under “Actions which Constitute Theft.” The value of the property taken is largely what determines the punishment, which can be either a misdemeanor or felony. Individuals guilty of stealing vehicles worth more than $3,500 can be charged with a Class C felony, which is punishable by at least one year in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.