Albuquerque, NM Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
35,723
Total Crimes
6,355.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
170.91%
Above National Average
58 out of 60
In New Mexico
8,693 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Albuquerque, NM?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Albuquerque is 6,355.7 per 100,000 people. That's 170.91% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 75.56% higher than the New Mexico total crime rate of 3,620.2 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Albuquerque SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
2
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
8

How Does Albuquerque Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Albuquerque
/ 100k People
New Mexico
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 35,723 6,355.7 3,620.2 2,346.0
Murder 80 14.2 7.8 6.5
Robbery 1,439 256.0 99.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 5,592 994.9 615.9 279.7
Violent Crime 7,552 1,343.6 778.3 387.8
Burglary 5,075 902.9 648.8 314.2
Larceny 18,131 3,225.8 1,765.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 4,965 883.3 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 28,171 5,012.1 2,841.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Albuquerque

7,552
Violent Crimes
1,343.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
246.47%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 74.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Albuquerque each year. That compares to a 1 in 128.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Albuquerque is 1,343.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 246.47% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 72.64% higher than the New Mexico violent crime rate of 778.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Albuquerque

28,171
Property Crimes
5,012.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
155.95%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Albuquerque each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Albuquerque is 5,012.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 155.95% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 76.36% higher than the New Mexico property crime rate of 2,841.9 per 100,000 people.

Albuquerque Crime Compared To New Mexico Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in New Mexico.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Albuquerque

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Rio Rancho, NM 99,359 1,663 1,673.7 1,483.5 190.2
Bernalillo, NM 10,353 317 3,061.9 2,240.9 821.0
Corrales, NM 8,715 74 849.1 711.4 137.7
Bosque Farms, NM 3,809 60 1,575.2 1,102.7 472.6
Peralta, NM 3,586 59 1,645.3 1,031.8 613.5
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