Las Cruces, NM Arrest Records

Las Cruces, NM is among the safest cities in the USA with 2.45 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 37th safest city in New Mexico among the 53 cities.
Las Cruces, NM property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 46.78 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 3,697 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 10.20% compared to 2015.

Las Cruces Crime Rate

Total arrests in Las Cruces 2016 decreased by 5.51% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 268 to 251 while non-violent crime decreased by 5.47% from 5,065 to 4,788.

5 Crimes In Las Cruces, NM in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 3,697
Burglary 830
Motor vehicle theft 261
Aggravated assault 154
Robbery 51

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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces decreased by 6.34% from 2015 and decreased by 40.8% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 424 to 251. In 2016 violent crime rate in Las Cruces was 47.74% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.245%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Las Cruces decreased by 5.47% from 2015 and increased by 5.32% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 4,546 to 4,788. In 2016 property crime rate in Las Cruces was 64.58% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.678%.

How Las Cruces stands up against other cities

Las Cruces vs. Rio Rancho

You’ll be in more risk in Las Cruces compared to Rio Rancho that had 47.55% lower crime rate compared to Las Cruces according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.5047 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.4562 in Rio Rancho city.
Burglary rates of 8.1095 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 3.7191 in Rio Rancho.

Las Cruces vs. Santa Fe

You’ll be in more risk in Las Cruces compared to Santa Fe that had 14.64% lower crime rate compared to Las Cruces according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.5047 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 2.4686 in Santa Fe city.
Arson rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Santa Fe.

Names with the most arrests in Las Cruces

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 38.13% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Las Cruces is 0.49% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 13.49 daily crimes that occur in Las Cruces.
  • Las Cruces is more violent than Rio Rancho.
  • In Las Cruces you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Las Cruces have decreased by 5.51%.