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In the wake of the return of EDC Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has reported 34 felony arrests made during the music festival's 2021 edition.

According to a spokesperson for the LVMPD, six more arrests were made for driving under the influence. Police also issued an additional 43 misdemeanor citations, reports local NBC affiliate KSNV News 3. Approximately 500,000 people attended the festival throughout the weekend.

Aerial view of the 2021 edition of EDC Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Aerial view of the 2021 edition of EDC Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Police did not provide any additional information pertaining to the 34 felony arrests. The amount represents a considerable decline compared to the number from the festival's 2019 edition. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, that year's fest yielded 51 felonies or gross misdemeanor arrests.

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