Violent crime on the Las Vegas Strip is up. Here’s what the sheriff has to say about it. Ed Komenda, Reno Gazette Journal · October 9, 2020 at 7:16 am An argument inside a casino on The Strip, a struggle for a gun and a bullet fired into the floor. A person shot and two others injured in a sidewalk tussle outside the Paris casino. Brawls, birthday party gunfire and 1,472 arrests. As the pandemic case count mounts and the death toll surges, those are the scenes and statistics Las Vegas police have been navigating as violent crime on The Strip is up 4% year over year. The USA TODAY Network talked with elected Las Vegas sheriff Joe Lombardo about why crime has spiked, who is behind the violence and what police are doing about it.