It was the fastest growing city for over a decade. That's the problem. I lived there for two years and saw the changes.
Bring back the good ol' days when the mob ran Vegas. Aside from the protection rackets, and the occasional beatings, crime was non-existent. The mob wanted people to come so they'd put the hurt down on anyone who harmed a visitor (unless it was them). There were no petty crimes like muggings and there sure as hell weren't any beggars.