- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police in Las Vegas reported a jump in the number of murders, and slight increases in rapes and robberies in the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period a year earlier.

In North Las Vegas, murders were down in the FBI Uniform Crime Report made public Tuesday.

But police there reported spikes in several other categories - with rapes up 51 percent, robberies up 22 percent and burglaries up 38 percent.

Henderson reported slight year-to-year increases in overall property crimes, including a 14 percent increase in thefts.

Reno police reported six murders from January to June 2013, compared with none the first six months of 2012.

Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Reno all reported fewer vehicle thefts, and Henderson had just a 3 percent increase.

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