Study: Las Vegas among state’s safest cities

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By Gabriel Poblete

Though New Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous states in the country, residents of Las Vegas will be pleased to know their city is among the state’s safest, according to a recent study. 

Second only to Los Alamos, Las Vegas had an average of around 7.5 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, slightly above the state average of 7.38, according to The National Council for Home Safety and Security. 

It fared better in the average property crime rate, with 25.38 per 1,000 residents, compared to the state average of 39.24.

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