The top two "felonious crimes" in the U.S. are (1) Drug abuse violations; and (2) Driving while Intoxicated ... http://felonyguide.com/List-of-felony-crimes.php
I suspect Clark County's "numbers" would reflect the national trend. So, one would think that Metro's "focus" on crime prevention (actually there's no such thing as "prevention"... the cops show up after the "crime" has been committed), IS on drug ABUSERS and drunk drivers. To that I'd say... good luck Metro!!! Their participation in the "War Against Drugs" is a never ending "war" and has NO "victory" in sight... just like all the other "wars" the federal government has initiated. The "war" is waged against the people... certainly not the drugs. However, they'll continue to put "drug abusers" in jail... jails that currently house more prisoners than any other "civilized" country in the entire world... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/wo...pagewanted=all
As for the drunk drivers... Metro will continue to put on their dog and pony show of DUI checkpoints... a means to attempt to convince the populace that they're "on the case." When in reality, they'd spend less money and manpower and catch more "drunks" by standard patrolling, etc.
Will Metro have to contend with doing more with less?... yes they will... and sometimes that's a good thing. "Necessity" is the mother of "invention." Will Metro attempt to "scare" the populace as to a perceived inability to "serve and protect" because of a lack of public funds? Of course it will. So what... they're not Constitutionally bound to do either... serve or protect. And if you don't believe that, you might just want to check with our esteemed Supreme Court Justices on the matter.