Stay Away From Southern Nevada

by Linda

When I moved to Henderson, NV, in 2003, there was one of many conventions in Las Vegas. An attendee wondered off the strip to go eat at a fast food restaurant. There was a robbery in the restaurant and this innocent man went home in a body bag.

Fast forward, on October 1, 2017, a mass shooting occurred killing 58 concert attendees. 422 other people were wounded.

Last week, at 5:00 am, I woke up to the pounding of two police officers on the door of my next door neighbor. I was asked to give a written witness statement. I don't know about you, but I have never had police officers looking for me at 5 am at my residence.

Lastly, yesterday, a woman was bludgeoned to death with an ax at a public laundromat at 5 am. She called for help but in the middle of her 911 call, there was silence. It was too late. Sh was murdered.

More money = more people = more crime.

The crime rate in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson is rising daily. I live my life on high alert that I may be one of the many crime victims in one of these cities.

I don't have the funds to relocate somewhere safer. I also am angry that criminals are taking over my place of residence.

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Safe Community
by: Goldie

Before relocating to Florida we toured the senior community in Henderson, NV. It was nice but we needed more transportation and medical services we moved from California to Florida. It is impossible to escape the problems of life....they are everywhere. We are very safe here but other issues (weather, health) are unavoidable.

Living in a senior community provides a bit of security and protection. Money is always a concern because everything is expensive. God willing he will guide us through the storms of life with the angels watching over us.

To Michael Hertel
by: Linda/Nevada

Thank you for the offer but I am a desert rat and could not handle Wisconsin weather. I also learned a valuable lesson a few years ago about running away from your problems. It just doesn't solve anything.

You would not want me as your caregiver because I am an impatient person who likes the solitary life of living alone. I could not live in a house full of people especially children.

I have taken steps to feel safer where I am and I must not let fear rule my life.

I hope you can find the help you need. Just be super careful about who you bring into your home. There are so many people who would take advantage of your situation.

Move here? share my house?
by: Michael Hertel

Hi, I will need to have a care giver, minor dressing changes and such, behind my back.

If I could find someone willing to share the house in exchange for house work, expenses support, and that care I would consider it.

I live in Watertown WI, 53094 , married with three children. Currently am recovering from major operation.

No peace
by: J.G. North, GA

I bought my little log cabin on a river in No GA 16 years ago for my retirement. Quiet, no close neighbors, fly fishing on the river. Retired 5 years ago.

Fast forward to today. Properties sold, houses built, used for rentals. Now no privacy, no quiet. No fishing because tubing and kayaking businesses have taken over the river.

Have my lovely cabin for sale but don't know where to go. The devil that I know may not be as bad as the one I don't know.

So sad....
by: Teri/Full-time RVer

Criminal activity is scary. In particular, violent crime. All the experiences you mentioned are unnerving at best. It can feel like things that could happen to you.

I hope you can consider the safety "rules" you follow. Maybe write them down for reassurance. Perhaps you should be looking for ways to move out of the area. But maybe you need to think of the ways you protect yourself.

Shift your thinking about it. It will help you feel more in control of your destiny.

Southern Nevada
by: Elna Nugent, Lenox, MAour Name/Location

It seems as if you are being told that it is time to find a place to live that is safe and wonderful.

You don't deserve to be nervous or unsettled about where you live. Change is calling to you.


by: Jane/Hawkins,Texas

There has to be something you can do to relocate. Get out of there. I can't believe, well, I say that; but I can believe it.

I lived outside of Las Vegas very briefly a long time ago. It is a different world. I was just telling someone the other day that I lived out at the lake and did not lock my front door for 9 years. It seems impossible but it was true. I still forget to lock it sometimes even after moving to this tiny town. I keep it unlocked most of the time.

Life is too short to live everyday in fear. Take up a collection, sell off your stuff, (less to move), just get out. Starting over can be difficult but you will be alive to do it.

Once I finally got back to Texas, I never strayed again. Come to Texas. Find a small East Texas Town and enjoy your retirement.

Live your life. Pray your way through it... but do it.

by: Anonymous

Oh Linda, I know exactly what you mean. I moved from Henderson to a small town in Utah. It is a very safe fairly poor town, pretty and near St George which is growing bigger. I thought it was boring so wanted to move back a couple of years ago but started hearing stories from my friends there exactly as you describe.

Safety is more important than having exciting things to do. Can you at least move to a safer town not far from where you are? If you could move to maybe Pahrump or somewhere like that. I don't know if it's safer but maybe?

Good luck.

Arizona facing similar problems
by: Anonymous

I've lived in AZ for 43 years. When I first arrived it was heaven. Arizona was clean, sparsely populated, friendly and safe. I have moved 4 times always seeking fewer people, less traffic and a more "neighborhoody" feel.

Now that I'm retired, I fear that I may be stuck where I am as urban sprawl, out of state transplants, traffic and increased population have caught up with me. It's unlikely that I'll be able to move again given my age, health and finances.

I'm sorry to hear what you're dealing with in Nevada. I wish there was an answer for folks like us. Stay safe.

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