Taos, NM Arrest Records

Taos, NM is among the most violent cities in the USA with 9.92 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 52nd safest city in New Mexico among the 53 cities.
Taos, NM property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 78.66 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 333 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 10.72% compared to 2015.

Taos Crime Rate

Total arrests in Taos 2016 decreased by 12.84% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 83 to 57 while non-violent crime decreased by 9.78% from 501 to 452.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 333
Burglary 96
Aggravated assault 46
Motor vehicle theft 23
Robbery 10

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 Taos 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 Taos decreased by 31.33% from 2015 and increased by 16.33% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 49 to 57. In 2016 violent crime rate in Taos was 111.39% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.992%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Taos decreased by 9.78% from 2015 and decreased by 4.24% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 472 to 452. In 2016 property crime rate in Taos was 176.75% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 7.866%.

How Taos stands up against other cities

Taos vs. Raton

You’ll be in more risk in Taos compared to Raton that had 61.99% lower crime rate compared to Taos according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 8.0056 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.8254 in Raton 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 Raton.

Taos vs. Belen

You’ll be in more safety in Taos compared to Belen that had 4.38% higher crime rate compared to Taos according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Belen city.
Larceny rates of 57.9534 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 47.8462 in Belen.

Names with the most arrests in Taos

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 100% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Taos is 1.67% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 24.27 daily crimes that occur in Taos.
  • Taos is more violent than Raton.
  • In Taos you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Taos have decreased by 12.84%.