The Ultimate List of Statistics
on Las Vegas for 2019

The latest verified statistics on Las Vegas, from Tourism to Crime

Crime Statistics

Learn about the level of crime in Las Vegas

Last updated in Jun 2019

Las Vegas is a city that is famous for a lot of things and it even earned the alternate name City of Sin because of how it seemingly encourages the most controversial forms of debauchery imaginable. This is why it’s always worth taking note of the nature of the destination before visiting if you are of a mind to do exactly that. You can start by taking a look at crime statistics with regards to the city.

As to why you would want to take a look at statistics that have to do with crime, a lot of it has to do with keeping safe while you visit the city. After all, you likely want to avoid getting involved in anything unfortunate and simply enjoy the delights that Las Vegas has to offer. To that end, you might want to take a look at the details below.

Violent Crime and Property Crime Rates

The numbers that will be presented today will be looking at comparative violent crime figures and property crime figures between 2009 and 2019. This is to provide contrast as to how far along crime prevention has come over the last 10 years. Violent crime encompasses assault, homicide, and robberies. Property crimes, in contrast, have to do with theft, burglary, and larceny.

  • Violent Crime Statistics via Annual Reports (via Nevada Journal). There was a total of 532 reports of violent crimes reported in 2014
  • This is less compared to the 758 reports by FBI standards
  • Compared to the FBI reporting standards, the figures from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department was at 42.5% in 2014
  • Violent crime rates reduced by 44% in 2011 compared to 2010 with some fluctuations year-over-year until 2014

Property Crime Statistics via Annual Reports (via Nevada Journal) (via Nevada Journal)

  • There was a total of 3307 reports of property crimes in 2014
  • This is a higher figure compared to the FBI standards for that year at 2982
  • The figures from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for that year as compared to FBI reporting standards is at 10.9%
  • This is an increase compared to 2011 numbers, which only stood at 8.4%

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Tourism Statistics

Discover tourist features statistics of Las Vegas

Last updated in Jun 2019

With Las Vegas being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it makes sense that there would be a lot of people visiting the city on a regular basis. However, what kind of volume can you expect exactly when it comes to the number of visitors that flood into the hotspot every year? By simply taking a look at a few statistics, we can easily figure this out.

With regards to your reasons for why you would even want to learn about this particular detail, it has plenty to do with the fact that going to Las Vegas inevitably means having to deal with a lot of people. As such, you might want to find out exactly how many so that you can prepare yourself. There is also the matter of you potentially taking advantage of the large volume for your own reasons.

Tourism Statistics from 1970 to 2018 (via LVCVA)

  • Las Vegas visitor volume in 1970 was 6,787,650
  • Las Vegas visitor volume in 2018 was 42,116,800

Rates & Reasons for Visiting Las Vegas as of 2017 via Survey of 3,600 Tourists (via Hytiva)

  • 21% were visiting Las Vegas for the first time
  • 79% have been to Las Vegas before, an increase from the 72% in 2016
  • 22% visited Las Vegas more than once per year
  • 48% visited Las Vegas for Vacation
  • 5% visited Las Vegas to gamble
  • 11% came to attend conventions
  • 51% of convention attendees did not find the choice of location to be that interesting

Travel Traits & Target Costs as of 2017 via survey of 3,600 Tourists (via Hytiva)

  • 11% of participants came alone
  • 22% stayed more than five nights
  • Only 6% stayed at a relative’s house
  • 90% went with hotel accommodations
  • Travel tour package costs per person on average was at $858.52
  • Shopping expenses stood at $143.13 on average per person
  • Entertainment expenses on average per person was at $60.22

 

21%

of people were wisiting Las Vegas for the first time

79%

have been to Las Vegas before, an increase from the 72% in 2016

51%

of convention attendees did not find the choice of location to be that interesting