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Lists released of top 5 safe zones, hot spots for burglary in Nevada

Posted at 1:30 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 16:31:30-04

The home security company Protect America has released lists of the top 5 burglary safe zones and top 5 burglary hot spots for the state of Nevada.


1. Yerington
Population 3,026, Burglaries 3
Town trivia: Yerington is the county seat of Lyon County, Nevada.

2. Boulder City
Population 15,481, Burglaries 39
Town trivia: Boulder City is one of only two cities in Nevada that outlaws gambling.

3. Mesquite
Population 17,412, Burglaries 54
Town trivia: Mesquite was settled in the 1880’s.

4. Carlin
Population 2,364, Burglaries 8
Town trivia: Carlin’s motto is “Where the Train Stops…And the Gold Rush Begins.”

5. Winnemucca
Population 8,144, Burglaries 32
Town trivia: Winnemucca is the only city in Humboldt County, Nevada.


1. West Wendover
Population 4,449, Burglaries 76
Town trivia: West Wendover’s nickname is ” A Young City… An Old History.”

2. Elko
Population 20,817, Burglaries 250
Town trivia: Elko is the county seat of Elko County, Nevada.

3. Las Vegas
Population 1,562,134, Burglaries 14,876
Town trivia: The band ‘The Killers’ is from Las Vegas.

4. Lovelock
Population 1,904, Burglaries 17
Town trivia: Lovelock is known for having a Cold War-era gunnery range.

5. North Las Vegas
Population 234,386, Burglaries 1,772
Town trivia: North Las Vegas is the fourth largest city by population in Nevada.

Protect America compiles the lists for each state every year. Their lists are based on data from the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report