According to the FBI, in 2018, New Mexico had the 2nd highest violent crime rate and highest property crime rate in the nation. While the National crime rate was 369 violent crimes and 2,200 property crimes per 100,000 residents, NM had 857 violent crimes and 3,420 property crimes per 100,000 residents. *
Front and center of the State’s crime rate are gangs. There are approximately 680 gangs in NM totaling approximately 13,800 members, comprising of prison gangs, street gangs and motorcycle gangs.**
**Extreme Universal Crime Intervention, Albjournal May, 2019
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2021 – New Mexico Statewide Murders – 117
2022 – New Mexico Statewide Aggravated Assaults -This is the most violent crime category and accounts for 79% of all violent crime in the State. It is 9% higher than the National average.
2022 – Only 34% of New Mexicans feel safe! New Mexico is tied with Louisiana for the lowest in the nation.
2022 – New Mexico Statewide – Burglary accounts for 23% of all property crime. This is substantially higher than the National rate of 16%
2021- City of Albuquerque:
Violent Crimes – 7,552
Property Crimes – 28,171
Murders – 80
Rapes – 441
Robberies – 1,439
Assaults – 5,592
*State of Safety in New Mexico, 2022 Safewise.com