Casino Owners fear Recent Crime Wave will Affect Tourism City officials are worried about the reputation of Las Vegas after some recent high-profile crimes. Even though the overall crime rate here is dropping, many fear that tourists will nonetheless be scared off by recent events because they will fear visiting the strip is too dangerous.Earlier this year, there was a car-to-car shooting that ended in a fiery automobile crash. This incident was responsible for the deaths of three people. Shortly thereafter, an elevator stabbing and a shooting at the parking lot of a movie theater also took place. A teacher has also been arrested for killing another patron inside a casino bathroom. The murder allegedly came after the two exchanged words.