Portales, NM Arrest Records

Portales, NM is among the safest cities in the USA with 4.19 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 34th safest city in New Mexico among the 53 cities.
Portales, NM property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 39.59 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 286 burglary related arrests that increased by 48.19% compared to 2015.

Portales Crime Rate

Total arrests in Portales 2016 increased by 8.52% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 68 to 50 while non-violent crime increased by 14.29% from 413 to 472.

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

Crime Arrests
Burglary 286
Larceny-theft 165
Aggravated assault 32
Motor vehicle theft 21
Revised rape 11

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 Portales 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 Portales decreased by 26.47% from 2015 and increased by 31.58% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 38 to 50. In 2016 violent crime rate in Portales was 10.62% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.419%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Portales increased by 14.29% from 2015 and decreased by 0.21% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 473 to 472. In 2016 property crime rate in Portales was 39.3% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.959%.

How Portales stands up against other cities

Portales vs. Artesia

You’ll be in more safety in Portales compared to Artesia that had 21.69% higher crime rate compared to Portales according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 2.6843 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 7.8818 in Artesia city.
Larceny rates of 13.8411 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and lower than average 27.6683 in Artesia.

Portales vs. Las Vegas

You’ll be in more risk in Portales compared to Las Vegas that had 7.66% lower crime rate compared to Portales according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 2.6843 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 6.8648 in Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas.

Names with the most arrests in Portales

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 46.15% are people aged between 31-40.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portales is 0.32% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 12 daily crimes that occur in Portales.
  • Portales is safer than Artesia.
  • In Portales you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Portales have increased by 8.52%.