Las Cruces, NM Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
4,221
Total Crimes
4,077.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
73.80%
Above National Average
48 out of 60
In New Mexico
8,029 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Las Cruces, NM?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Las Cruces is 4,077.5 per 100,000 people. That's 73.80% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 12.63% 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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Las Cruces SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Las Cruces Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Las Cruces
/ 100k People
New Mexico
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,221 4,077.5 3,620.2 2,346.0
Murder 10 9.7 7.8 6.5
Robbery 57 55.1 99.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 383 370.0 615.9 279.7
Violent Crime 514 496.5 778.3 387.8
Burglary 654 631.8 648.8 314.2
Larceny 2,746 2,652.6 1,765.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 307 296.6 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 3,707 3,581.0 2,841.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Las Cruces

514.0
Violent Crimes
496.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
28.04%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 201.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Las Cruces each year. That compares to a 1 in 128.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Las Cruces is 496.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 28.04% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -36.20% lower than the New Mexico violent crime rate of 778.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Las Cruces

3,707.0
Property Crimes
3,581.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
82.87%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 27.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Las Cruces each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Las Cruces is 3,581.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 82.87% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 26.01% higher than the New Mexico property crime rate of 2,841.9 per 100,000 people.

Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
El Paso, TX 685,288 10,674 1,557.6 1,241.4 316.2
Sunland Park, NM 18,437 211 1,144.4 623.7 520.7
Anthony, NM 9,284 99 1,066.4 721.7 344.7
Mesilla, NM 1,826 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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