Las Vegas is known for its hot spots. Food, entertainment, you name it. Not all hot spots are good! 13 Action News uncovered the top crime hotspots in the valley.
This entire week, we will show you where police spend the majority of their time.
Our goal with 13 Investigates is to drive change and elevate Las Vegas. Your family's safety is, of course, a concern we all share.
We obtained data from Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas police to reveal the locations with the most Calls for Service (CFS) in 2018. These include calls initiated when someone calls 911, but also includes when an officer radios in after seeing something needing a response or when a citizen flags an officer down. (This does not include medical type calls requiring paramedics).
"If we sit and let it continue in the course that it is, there's no end in sight," says Lt. Moore with Henderson Police Department. "It just spirals completely out of control."
For some addresses in the Las Vegas valley, it seems there is no end in sight to crime. Police are often responding to the same places, many of them several times a day.
Problem properties persist in places like Henderson, perplexing and challenging police as they seek solutions.
"How do we make the quality of life different and better for those residents and how do we identify problem apartments or individuals and remove them from the equation?" says Lt. Moore.
And, of course, casinos generate thousands of calls for law enforcement on the world-famous Strip.
North Las Vegas shopping centers and midtown apartment complexes make up other crime hotspot locations. Places where you might work, shop or live that need police response every day of the year.
"As an organization we have to look at that so... how are we going to combat that?" asks Lt. Moore
Look for my special report to roll out all this week starting Monday on 13 Action News at 11.