Albuquerque, NM Arrest Records

Albuquerque, NM is among the most violent cities in the USA with 11.12 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 49th safest city in New Mexico among the 53 cities.
Albuquerque, NM property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 68.61 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 24,582 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 7.73% compared to 2015.

Albuquerque Crime Rate

Total arrests in Albuquerque 2016 increased by 13.64% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 5,406 to 6,245 while non-violent crime increased by 13.34% from 33,993 to 38,528.

5 Crimes In Albuquerque, NM in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 24,582
Motor vehicle theft 7,710
Burglary 6,236
Aggravated assault 3,846
Robbery 1,957

Other Cities in New Mexico with the Most Arrests

Among the 53 cities in state the most dangerous is Albuquerque with 6,245 violent crimes that’s 60.86% of total of 10,261. Belen has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 59 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Belen 92.47
Taos 88.58
Gallup 87.30
Espanola 82.25
Albuquerque 79.73

Safest Cities in New Mexico

Are you planning a move to New Mexico? Here are the safest cities in New Mexico with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Albuquerque is 1 out of 131 up by 0.06% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Estancia and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Lordsburg.

City Arrests
Clayton 8.41
Mesilla 8.56
Los Alamos 8.89
Sunland Park 9.08
Corrales 11.84

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Albuquerque increased by 15.52% from 2015 and increased by 48.44% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 4,207 to 6,245. In 2016 violent crime rate in Albuquerque was 136.98% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 1.112%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Albuquerque increased by 13.34% from 2015 and increased by 37.72% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 27,976 to 38,528. In 2016 property crime rate in Albuquerque was 141.38% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 6.861%.

How Albuquerque stands up against other cities

Albuquerque vs. Las Cruces

You’ll be in more risk in Albuquerque compared to Las Cruces that had 38.25% lower crime rate compared to Albuquerque according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.6785 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.4006 in Las Cruces city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 13.7296 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 2.5501 in Las Cruces.

Albuquerque vs. Rio Rancho

You’ll be in more risk in Albuquerque compared to Rio Rancho that had 67.61% lower crime rate compared to Albuquerque according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.6785 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.4400 in Rio Rancho city.
Larceny rates of 43.7745 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 16.6049 in Rio Rancho.

Names with the most arrests in Albuquerque

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 39.13% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Albuquerque is 1.41% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 21.84 daily crimes that occur in Albuquerque.
  • Albuquerque is more violent than Las Cruces.
  • In Albuquerque you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Albuquerque have increased by 13.64%.