The boundaries of Crack Alley are Flamingo to the south, Desert Inn to the north, Maryland to the east, and Paradise to the west. However, most of the crime is concentrated along Sierra Vista and Cambridge.
The crime levels of Crack Alley are among the highest in the city and are rivaled only by Naked City, the Alphabet Streets, and the less-touristy parts of Downtown. Las Vegas attempted to lower the crime rate by constructing a police substation adjacent to Sierra Vista which has proven somewhat effective.
Crack Alley is in close proximity to important establishments in Las Vegas. These include UNLV, the Boulevard Mall, the Convention Center, Sunrise Hospital, and the Country Club. Most of these establishments have taken extra security precautions to ensure safety to locals who frequent these high-traffic places.
Although Las Vegas and the police have both taken action to improve this neighborhood (and they have so far seen marginal success), it still remains one of the most dangerous areas in town.