The request for more cops for the region comes as Metro learns how hard criminals are hitting Las Vegas.
The FBI released new statistics
for 2012. Murders and rapes are down from 2011, but property crimes reported to metro had the largest increase -- more than 5,000 from last year.
The numbers of reported violent crimes overall have risen to more than 11,000. That works out to about 800 more than last year.
North Las Vegas and Henderson were also covered in the "Crime in the U.S. Report."