Carlsbad, NM Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
992
Total Crimes
3,402.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
37.37%
Above National Average
47 out of 64
In New Mexico
8,244 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Carlsbad, NM?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Carlsbad is 3,402.2 per 100,000 people. That's 37.37% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -13.76% lower than the New Mexico total crime rate of 3,945.0 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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Carlsbad SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Carlsbad
/ 100k People
New Mexico
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 992 3,402.2 3,945.0 2,476.7
Murder 4 13.7 8.6 5.0
Robbery 14 48.0 111.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 108 370.4 650.5 250.2
Violent Crime 148 507.6 832.2 366.7
Burglary 99 339.5 696.8 340.5
Larceny 635 2,177.8 1,988.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 110 377.3 427.2 219.9
Property Crime 844 2,894.6 3,112.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Carlsbad

148
Violent Crimes
507.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
38.42%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 197.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Carlsbad each year. That compares to a 1 in 120.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Carlsbad is 507.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 38.42% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -39.01% lower than the New Mexico violent crime rate of 832.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Carlsbad

844
Property Crimes
2,894.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
37.19%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 34.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Carlsbad each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Carlsbad is 2,894.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 37.19% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -7.01% lower than the New Mexico property crime rate of 3,112.7 per 100,000 people.

Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Artesia, NM 12,366 441 3,566.2 3,040.6 525.6
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