Vegas cops blame the spike in crime on 'cheaper rooms' attracting a 'different ...

Las Vegas police have blamed the city's recent surge in violence on cheap hotel deals, claiming the low rates are attracting out-of-towners. 

Las Vegas is currently experiencing an increase in violent crimes, particularly on the Strip, where hotel rates have plummeted due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Police said the famous three-mile corridor, which includes more than 20 resorts, has seen a surge in aggravated assaults including fights, stabbings and shootings since its reopening in June. 

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the crime spike may be linked to lower hotel rates that are drawing visitors to the city who are unable to visit nightclubs and entertainment venues that remain closed.

Las Vegas is currently experiencing an increase in violent crimes, particularly on the Strip, where hotel rates have plummeted due to the coronavirus pandemic

Las Vegas is currently experiencing an increase in violent crimes, particularly on the Strip, where hotel rates have plummeted due to the coronavirus pandemic

'The type of customer that is showing up… they're more interested in creating chaos than entertaining themselves or engaging themselves,' he said in August.  

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police earlier this month revealed nearly 1,500 people were arrested in August and September in the city's Convention Center area alone, with 40 per cent of arrests being felonies and misdemeanors. 

Police Captain Dori Koren said the crime wave comes amid an increase in 'gang members from other states' and incidents involving out-of-town individuals. 

Over the weekend, the LVMPD made about 85 arrests and 700 stops which comes after it ramped up its police presence on the Strip last month, Fox5 reported. 

Police said the crackdown has reduced aggravated assaults by 30 per cent, however, those crimes are still up by more than 35 per cent from the same time last year, according to KTNV.

Local media reports on Tuesday revealed there are several hotels on the Strip that are offering rooms for less than $100 a night

Local media reports on Tuesday revealed there are several hotels on the Strip that are offering rooms for less than $100 a night

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo blamed the surge of recent violence on out-of-town visitors who come to the city but are unable to visit nightclubs and entertainment venues that remain closed

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo blamed the surge of recent violence on out-of-town visitors who come to the city but are unable to visit nightclubs and entertainment venues that remain closed

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, average hotel room rates are only $10 lower compared to last year.

A KLAS report on Tuesday however revealed there are several hotels on the Strip that are offering rooms for less than $100 a night, including the

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