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Homicides In Las Vegas Are Down, But Is Petty Crime On The Rise?

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Las Vegas police officers stand along the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of revelers annually ring in the New Year in Las Vegas under the close eye of law enforcement.

 

In 2017, Metro police investigated 171 murders, not including the 58 killed in the October 1 shooting on the Strip.

This year, the number has been drastically lower. As of Mid-November, the number stood at 145 homicides, about 15 percent lower.

Captain Harry Fagel joins us to talk about that and other police matters.

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Harry Fagel, captain, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 

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