All Told, A Safe Weekend To Be In Vegas

You might remember this quote, last week, from Las Vegas mayor Oscar B. Goodman:

"I don't want to see some gangbangers or hip-hoppers knocking over a jewelry store at Fashion Show mall."

Well, Oscar, you old mob lawyer you, you can get back to pitching the league on your city's viability of having its own team, because the "gangbangers" and "hip-hoppers" behaved themselves this weekend: Crime was actually down this weekend from the weekend before. This shouldn't be a surprise; if there were any illegal activity going on, we highly doubt the police would have been able to get past the bouncers.

Las Vegas Police Report Light Criminal Activity During NBA All-Star Week [SportsByBrooks]

(UPDATE: Of course, last night might have been an exception.)