Carlsbad, NM Arrest Records

Carlsbad, NM is among the safest cities in the USA with 4.50 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 33rd safest city in New Mexico among the 53 cities.
Carlsbad, NM property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 39.17 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 862 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 5.07% compared to 2015.

Carlsbad Crime Rate

Total arrests in Carlsbad 2016 decreased by 13.6% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 161 to 133 while non-violent crime decreased by 13.14% from 1,332 to 1,157.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 862
Burglary 169
Motor vehicle theft 126
Aggravated assault 98
Robbery 19

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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad decreased by 17.39% from 2015 and decreased by 30.73% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 192 to 133. In 2016 violent crime rate in Carlsbad was 4.05% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.45%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Carlsbad decreased by 13.14% from 2015 and increased by 8.95% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,062 to 1,157. In 2016 property crime rate in Carlsbad was 37.81% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.917%.

How Carlsbad stands up against other cities

Carlsbad vs. Alamogordo

You’ll be in more risk in Carlsbad compared to Alamogordo that had 16.28% lower crime rate compared to Carlsbad according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.5078 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1625 in Alamogordo 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 Alamogordo.

Carlsbad vs. Gallup

You’ll be in more safety in Carlsbad compared to Gallup that had 99.9% higher crime rate compared to Carlsbad according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0339 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0425 in Gallup city.
Burglary rates of 5.7214 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and lower than average 11.9857 in Gallup.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Carlsbad is 0.32% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 11.97 daily crimes that occur in Carlsbad.
  • Carlsbad is more violent than Alamogordo.
  • In Carlsbad you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Carlsbad have decreased by 13.6%.