Note also the comment from an ACLU lawyer:
"The ordinance is clearly unconstitutional and nonsensical," he said. "How are you going to know without a financial statement who's poor and who's not poor? It means they can discriminate based on the way people look.” ...Man has a point. Of course, they could just make it illegal to feed anyone; I hope to see those vile hot dog vendors and hummus salesman in the stocks by nightfall.
Of course, this could just be a distraction from these statistics, which don't show Vegas as a particularly safe place to be. By way of comparison, according to this article, Edmonton, the city in Canada with the highest murder rate, has a rate of less than half of Vegas'. (Worth noting that, according to stats on Edmonton and Vegas, vegas has a population of about two-thirds Edmonton's.)