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Crime rate in Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Albuquerque, NM compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Albuquerque, NM

The 2018 crime rate in Albuquerque, NM is 710 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.6% U.S. cities. The 2018 Albuquerque crime rate fell by 10% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 69 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Albuquerque has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Albuquerque, NM is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Albuquerque:

710.3
Corrales:

32.3
Rio Rancho:

141.4
Bernalillo:

413.6
Bosque Farms:

201.9
Peralta:

157.6
Los Lunas:

484.4
Edgewood:

225.3
San Ysidro:

345.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Albuquerque by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
53
(10.8)
34
(6.8)
47
(9.2)
38
(7.2)
56
(10.6)
42
(7.7)
35
(6.3)
41
(7.4)
37
(6.6)
30
(5.4)
43
(7.7)
61
(10.9)
70
(12.5)
69
(12.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
285
(58.1)
286
(57.1)
307
(59.8)
370
(70.1)
326
(61.4)
338
(62.0)
264
(47.8)
278
(50.2)
439
(78.7)
402
(71.9)
404
(72.2)
381
(67.8)
473
(84.3)
479
(85.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,150
(234.4)
1,171
(233.8)
1,439
(280.4)
1,350
(255.9)
1,103
(207.9)
940
(172.4)
998
(180.8)
1,092
(197.2)
1,046
(187.4)
1,381
(247.1)
1,686
(301.2)
1,957
(348.5)
2,930
(521.9)
1,979
(353.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3,182
(648.6)
3,059
(610.6)
3,287
(640.6)
2,960
(561.2)
2,597
(489.4)
2,971
(544.7)
2,910
(527.2)
2,740
(494.9)
2,803
(502.2)
3,121
(558.4)
3,273
(584.8)
3,846
(684.9)
4,213
(750.5)
5,119
(913.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5,744
(1,171)
6,352
(1,268)
5,622
(1,096)
6,224
(1,180)
6,376
(1,202)
5,465
(1,002)
5,985
(1,084)
6,677
(1,206)
7,297
(1,307)
6,123
(1,096)
5,996
(1,071)
6,236
(1,110)
6,996
(1,246)
6,378
(1,138)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20,703
(4,220)
19,890
(3,970)
18,632
(3,631)
21,098
(4,000)
19,365
(3,649)
18,134
(3,325)
19,168
(3,473)
20,298
(3,666)
20,229
(3,624)
20,756
(3,714)
22,818
(4,077)
24,582
(4,377)
26,670
(4,751)
21,625
(3,860)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3,796
(773.7)
5,515
(1,101)
5,039
(982.0)
4,672
(885.7)
3,399
(640.6)
2,773
(508.4)
2,823
(511.4)
2,743
(495.4)
3,005
(538.4)
3,558
(636.6)
5,179
(925.3)
7,710
(1,373)
7,684
(1,369)
6,616
(1,181)
Arson
(per 100,000)
60
(12.2)
61
(12.2)
90
(17.5)
132
(25.0)
98
(18.5)
121
(22.2)
133
(24.1)
86
(15.5)
83
(14.9)
86
(15.4)
89
(15.9)
N/AN/A107
(19.1)
City-Data.com crime index580.7587.1578.9573.0511.8469.5466.4483.8512.4530.3592.5680.2785.8710.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
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According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 970 registered sex offenders living in Albuquerque, New Mexico as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Albuquerque is 577 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Albuquerque, NM?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Albuquerque:

743.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Albuquerque:

745.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Albuquerque:

606.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Albuquerque:

530.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Albuquerque:

485.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Albuquerque:

436.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Albuquerque:

411.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Albuquerque:

414.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Albuquerque:

435.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Albuquerque:

431.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Albuquerque:

493.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Albuquerque:

538.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Albuquerque:

492.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Albuquerque:

521.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Albuquerque:

422.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Albuquerque:

413.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Albuquerque:

465.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Albuquerque:

597.8
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Albuquerque:

692.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Albuquerque:

646.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Albuquerque:

556.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Albuquerque:

500.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Albuquerque:

523.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Albuquerque:

498.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Albuquerque:

467.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Albuquerque:

442.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Albuquerque:

518.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Albuquerque:

568.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Albuquerque:

548.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Albuquerque:

617.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Albuquerque:

561.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Albuquerque:

441.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Albuquerque:

460.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Albuquerque:

482.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,301 (864 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
New Mexico average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,413 (999 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
New Mexico average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,416 (1,027 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
New Mexico average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,441 (1,055 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
New Mexico average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,473 (1,087 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
New Mexico average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,488 (1,029 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
New Mexico average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,384 (986 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
New Mexico average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,384 (972 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New Mexico average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,349 (975 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New Mexico average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,296 (960 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
New Mexico average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,190 (879 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
New Mexico average:

2.28

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Albuquerque, NM
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 87048, 87102, 87104, 87105, 87106, 87107, 87108, 87109, 87110, 87111, 87112, 87113, 87114, 87116, 87117, 87120, 87121, 87122, 87123.