Portales, NM Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
360
Total Crimes
3,083.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
31.44%
Above National Average
45 out of 60
In New Mexico
7,288 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Portales, NM?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Portales is 3,083.5 per 100,000 people. That's 31.44% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -14.82% lower 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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Portales SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Portales
/ 100k People
New Mexico
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 360 3,083.5 3,620.2 2,346.0
Murder 1 8.6 7.8 6.5
Robbery 2 17.1 99.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 46 394.0 615.9 279.7
Violent Crime 55 471.1 778.3 387.8
Burglary 92 788.0 648.8 314.2
Larceny 179 1,533.2 1,765.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 34 291.2 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 305 2,612.4 2,841.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Portales

55.0
Violent Crimes
471.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
21.48%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 212.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Portales each year. That compares to a 1 in 128.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Portales is 471.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 21.48% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -39.47% lower than the New Mexico violent crime rate of 778.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Portales

305.0
Property Crimes
2,612.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
33.41%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 38.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Portales each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Portales is 2,612.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 33.41% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -8.07% lower than the New Mexico property crime rate of 2,841.9 per 100,000 people.

Portales 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 Portales

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Clovis, NM 38,734 1,735 4,479.3 3,805.4 673.8
Bovina, TX 1,768 11 622.2 169.7 452.5
Farwell, TX 1,283 12 935.3 935.3 0.0
Texico, NM 1,078 4 371.1 371.1 0.0
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