When the Italian Mafia ran Las Vegas was crime rate a lot lower?

The Mafia made sure to keep gang members and low life street criminals out of Vegas to attract tourism. 

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  • 1 month ago
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    That was a different point in time.  "Gangs" as we know them today didn't really exist  during the heyday of the Italian Mafia.  Also, crime wasn't nearly as big of a problem overall, regardless of the presence of the Mafia.

    If anything the presence of the mafia in LV was off putting to tourists in the early days of LV.   They were the gangs of their day.  

  • 1 month ago

    Street gangs didn’t really exist yet in the mafias prime so..

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