The Reno Gazette-Journal reports crime was about the same as last year (according to the Sheriff), or 26% less (according to the math). There were 2 arrests for domestic battery and 2 DUIs.
Sheriff Allen’s arrests at the event don’t include the unprecedented crackdown in tribal territory in the days leading up to the event.
Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen said the 43 arrests at Burning Man this year is on par with previous years.
Allen said arrests will continue despite the official end of event on Monday. Last year, the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office arrested 58 people at Burning Man. Most were on charges of drug possession and trafficking of drugs…The majority of the arrests so far this year are also for drug possession and trafficking.
Of the 43, the sheriff’s office arrested two people for driving while under the influence at Burning Man and two for domestic battery. He said several involved obstruction of a public officer.
“People are still leaving the playa and recovering from a week of partying,” Allen said about the likelihood of more arrests into the coming week. “They are trying to orient themselves and coming to terms with reality.”
Jumping in the pool at the Grand Sierra is a great way to reorient and come to terms with reality.