Communities and Crime

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Human Trafficking: A Comparison of National and Nevada Trends

This project examines the prevalence of human trafficking and the characteristics of human trafficking victims.

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Homicide Trends in Nevada

This study explores characteristics of homicides in Nevada and in the nation.

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Fremont Street Experience Study

This study is designed to develop a better understanding of crime and disorder concerns around the Fremont Street Experience. Project staff, working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, developed a survey that asks respondents about their perceptions of crime, disorder, and police presence.

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Sexual Harassment and Violence at Music Concerts

This study explores factors that contribute to the prevalence of harassment and assault in live music settings.

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School Violence Prevention

This study provides an assessment of a K-12 school shooting prevention effort in Clark County, Nevada, called the School Violence Initiative (SVI). SVI was developed and implemented in response to a series of school shootings that occurred between 2004 and 2008. The research examines whether the SVI had an impact on gun crimes and other forms of school violence.

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The Impact of Foreclosures on Crime

This study examines foreclosures in Nevada and the impact of foreclosures on crime in Nevada neighborhoods.

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