Roswell, NM Arrest Records

Roswell, NM is among the most violent cities in the USA with 6.40 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 38th safest city in New Mexico among the 53 cities.
Roswell, NM property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 43.91 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 1,666 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 7.08% compared to 2015.

Roswell Crime Rate

Total arrests in Roswell 2016 decreased by 11.9% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 318 to 311 while non-violent crime decreased by 13.16% from 2,455 to 2,132.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,666
Burglary 363
Aggravated assault 227
Motor vehicle theft 103
Revised rape 41

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 Roswell 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 Roswell decreased by 2.2% from 2015 and increased by 3.67% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 300 to 311. In 2016 violent crime rate in Roswell was 36.49% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.64%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Roswell decreased by 13.16% from 2015 and decreased by 20.63% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 2,686 to 2,132. In 2016 property crime rate in Roswell was 54.47% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.391%.

How Roswell stands up against other cities

Roswell vs. Farmington

You’ll be in more safety in Roswell compared to Farmington that had 1.09% higher crime rate compared to Roswell according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.6384 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.2302 in Farmington city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.1213 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 4.0454 in Farmington.

Roswell vs. Clovis

You’ll be in more safety in Roswell compared to Clovis that had 30.49% higher crime rate compared to Roswell according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.6384 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.1580 in Clovis city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.1213 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 4.2039 in Clovis.

Names with the most arrests in Roswell

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 66.67% are people aged between 31-40.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Roswell is 0.52% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 13.78 daily crimes that occur in Roswell.
  • Roswell is safer than Farmington.
  • In Roswell you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Roswell have decreased by 11.9%.