Hello! I've lived in vegas all my life and Id say it really depends on the neighborhood you decide to move to. Stay away from north, east and west Las Vegas as there is a lot of gang activity in these parts. The further you get from the middle of the city the safer.. In my opinion. Southern highlands, summerlin, centennial and henderson are pretty nice areas. You might want to do research on the school your son is zoned for.. If he surrounds himself with good influences he will be just fine! Hope this helps.. Good luck.