LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Just over 300,000 people are expected to visit Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend.
That’s according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
With the large crowds, The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department conducted its Take Back the Strip initiative to crack down on crime and human tracking.
On Friday, outreach groups like F.R.E.E. International and volunteers hit the strip passing out fliers of missing children and spreading awareness on human trafficking.
“It doesn't just happen where the Super Bowl is. It does not just happen because this is Vegas but I do believe what is happening here tonight when you see all of this is that you really are Vegas strong right and it's not just because of what has happened here in the past we are also Vegas strong because of our children and you guys are standing up and saying that we want to protect our children and we want to protect the children the visitors are bringing here as well,” said Brad Dennis with Klaas Kids Foundation.
Some volunteers also participated in The Big Search put on every Super Bowl weekend by Nevada Child Seekers and F.R.E.E. International.
As of Friday, 13 missing children had been located.