HomePoliticsLOMBARDO’S 2018 MURDER RATE WORST IN 30 YEARS, 20 DEAD SO FAR Politics LOMBARDO 2018 MURDER RATE WORST IN 30 YEARS, 20 DEAD SO FAR February 7, 2018 After a record-breaking murder rate for 2016 and 2017, Clark County is off to a terrible start. According to reports, 20 people have been murdered in Clark County so far in 2018. 2016 had 168 reported murders and 2017 had 169 reported murders so far, plus 58 murders at the Route 91 Vegas Mass Shooting. 2016 saw an 88% increase in the number of murders in Clark County. The 2016 and 2017 homicide numbers are the worst in 30 years for Clark County. And this year is on track to blow past 2017. Since Sheriff Lombardo took office in 2015, crime has surged in all categories especially violent crimes. Sheriff Lombardo is up for re-election this year, but so far no one has stepped up to run against him.