Prostitution arrests rise during Mayweather-McGregor weekend
Aug. 30, 2017
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police saw a spike in prostitution arrests this past weekend as fight-enthusiasts flocked to the city to watch Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor square off.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2xN0OxF ) Tuesday that county booking logs show 118 prostitution-related arrests were made between Friday and Sunday. Six arrests on Friday kicked off fight weekend, followed by 50 arrests Saturday and 62 arrests Sunday.
In contrast, the first weekend of August had just 34 of these arrests.
Las Vegas police spokesman Jay Rivera said a lot of the arrests were prostitutes who live outside the city and came in for the weekend.
The Metropolitan Police Department said some 200,000 people descended upon Las Vegas this past weekend.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com