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Police to Discuss Property Crime, Gun Safety at First Tuesday

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LAS VEGAS - Home and property crime is on the rise in the valley, and police are urging residents to take steps to protect their belongings.

Metro Police will discuss the issue during its monthly First Tuesday meetings Tuesday night.

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Police say home break-ins rose 14 percent in 2013. Property crime increased 2.3 percent. If your personal property is stolen, police say it is unlikely you will encounter the thief.

"Burglars don't want to have confrontation with anyone. Their biggest bet is on you not being home," said Metro Police Detective Aaron Lee.

Metro says gun registrations in Clark County rose 7 percent in 2013, although the increase in gun registrations appears to be unrelated to the rise in property crime.

Still, Metro wants to ensure people who own guns are using and storing them safely.

If you own a gun or are thinking about buying one, the First Tuesday meetings will offer tips for gun owners. In addition, to safety tips, you will learn where to go to obtain free gun locks.

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