Santa Fe, NM Arrest Records

Santa Fe, NM is among the safest cities in the USA with 3.83 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 31st safest city in New Mexico among the 53 cities.
Santa Fe, NM property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 38.20 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 1,870 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 3.37% compared to 2015.

Santa Fe Crime Rate

Total arrests in Santa Fe 2016 increased by 3.97% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 311 to 324 while non-violent crime increased by 3.95% from 3,111 to 3,234.

5 Crimes In Santa Fe, NM in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,870
Burglary 1,123
Motor vehicle theft 241
Aggravated assault 209
Robbery 84

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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe increased by 4.18% from 2015 and increased by 6.23% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 305 to 324. In 2016 violent crime rate in Santa Fe was 18.45% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.383%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Santa Fe increased by 3.95% from 2015 and decreased by 13.74% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 3,749 to 3,234. In 2016 property crime rate in Santa Fe was 34.39% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.82%.

How Santa Fe stands up against other cities

Santa Fe vs. Rio Rancho

You’ll be in more risk in Santa Fe compared to Rio Rancho that had 38.55% lower crime rate compared to Santa Fe according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0118 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0105 in Rio Rancho city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.8466 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 3.2476 in Rio Rancho.

Santa Fe vs. Las Cruces

You’ll be in more safety in Santa Fe compared to Las Cruces that had 17.15% higher crime rate compared to Santa Fe according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.9922 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.4983 in Las Cruces 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 Cruces.

Names with the most arrests in Santa Fe

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 50% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Santa Fe is 0.27% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 11.51 daily crimes that occur in Santa Fe.
  • Santa Fe is more violent than Rio Rancho.
  • In Santa Fe you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Santa Fe have increased by 3.97%.