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Crime rate in Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad, NM compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Carlsbad, NM

The 2018 crime rate in Carlsbad, NM is 317 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 85.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Carlsbad crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 4. In the last 5 years Carlsbad has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Carlsbad, NM is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Carlsbad:

317.3
Loving:

181.3
Artesia:

486.8
Hope:

266.7
Dexter:

12.9
Eunice:

82.1
Lovington:

165.6
Jal:

171.0
Hobbs:

398.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Carlsbad by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(7.9)
2
(8.0)
2
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
4
(15.2)
2
(7.1)
2
(7.0)
1
(3.4)
4
(13.6)
4
(13.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(39.4)
30
(120.2)
25
(97.5)
29
(108.2)
33
(124.9)
18
(68.3)
27
(96.3)
27
(94.4)
15
(50.8)
18
(61.2)
22
(75.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(59.1)
10
(40.1)
13
(50.7)
20
(74.6)
15
(56.8)
12
(45.6)
13
(46.4)
19
(66.4)
19
(64.3)
14
(47.6)
14
(48.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
116
(457.4)
152
(608.8)
114
(444.7)
148
(552.2)
143
(541.0)
107
(406.3)
101
(360.2)
113
(395.2)
98
(331.8)
104
(353.8)
108
(370.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
217
(855.7)
265
(1,061)
370
(1,443)
382
(1,425)
294
(1,112)
215
(816.3)
262
(934.4)
288
(1,007)
169
(572.1)
180
(612.3)
99
(339.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
916
(3,612)
801
(3,208)
900
(3,510)
936
(3,492)
729
(2,758)
960
(3,645)
833
(2,971)
908
(3,175)
862
(2,918)
912
(3,102)
635
(2,178)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(216.9)
45
(180.2)
45
(175.5)
58
(216.4)
39
(147.6)
72
(273.4)
132
(470.8)
136
(475.6)
126
(426.6)
118
(401.4)
110
(377.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(27.6)
14
(56.1)
5
(19.5)
10
(37.3)
3
(11.4)
3
(11.4)
8
(28.5)
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City-Data.com crime index378.3463.0453.2476.2432.7404.8399.2424.1324.0360.3317.3

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.




According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Carlsbad, New Mexico as of October 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carlsbad is 520 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Carlsbad:

312.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Carlsbad:

289.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Carlsbad:

255.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Carlsbad:

339.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Carlsbad:

313.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2012
Carlsbad:

324.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Carlsbad:

431.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Carlsbad:

421.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Carlsbad:

360.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Carlsbad:

460.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Carlsbad:

313.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2004
Carlsbad:

188.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Carlsbad:

252.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Carlsbad:

245.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Carlsbad:

233.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Carlsbad:

337.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Carlsbad:

324.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Carlsbad:

431.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Carlsbad:

406.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2012
Carlsbad:

386.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Carlsbad:

382.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Carlsbad:

492.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Carlsbad:

490.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Carlsbad:

399.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Carlsbad:

384.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2004
Carlsbad:

284.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Carlsbad:

347.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Carlsbad:

423.2
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 2018, including police officers: 92 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
New Mexico average:

1.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 89 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
New Mexico average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 89 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
New Mexico average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 82 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
New Mexico average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 76 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
New Mexico average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 84 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
New Mexico average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 70 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
New Mexico average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 74 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
New Mexico average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 72 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
New Mexico average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 74 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
New Mexico average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 77 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
New Mexico average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 73 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
New Mexico average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 74 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
New Mexico average:

2.28

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

Zip codes: 88220.