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

Crime rate in Santa Fe, NM

The 2018 crime rate in Santa Fe, NM was 344 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.5% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Santa Fe crime rate rose by 9% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 5 - an increase of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Santa Fe has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Santa Fe, NM is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Santa Fe:

343.9
Espanola:

938.6
Los Alamos:

68.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Santa Fe by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(7.3)
9
(12.6)
10
(13.4)
13
(17.8)
8
(10.5)
2
(2.9)
2
(2.9)
3
(4.3)
2
(2.8)
1
(1.2)
4
(4.7)
5
(5.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
44
(63.8)
42
(58.7)
29
(38.9)
15
(20.6)
39
(51.0)
19
(27.7)
15
(21.8)
23
(32.7)
42
(59.3)
30
(35.4)
36
(42.7)
32
(38.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
70
(101.5)
104
(145.3)
76
(102.0)
88
(120.8)
81
(106.0)
77
(112.1)
109
(158.5)
73
(103.6)
92
(129.9)
84
(99.2)
56
(66.4)
89
(105.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
260
(377.2)
264
(368.8)
216
(289.9)
193
(264.9)
239
(312.7)
207
(301.3)
205
(298.2)
145
(205.9)
175
(247.0)
209
(246.9)
193
(228.8)
207
(245.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,837
(2,665)
2,209
(3,086)
1,778
(2,387)
2,217
(3,043)
2,392
(3,129)
1,943
(2,828)
1,907
(2,774)
1,157
(1,643)
1,148
(1,620)
1,123
(1,326)
1,228
(1,456)
1,380
(1,639)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,978
(2,869)
1,824
(2,548)
1,675
(2,248)
1,854
(2,545)
1,781
(2,330)
1,639
(2,385)
1,816
(2,641)
1,747
(2,480)
1,809
(2,553)
1,870
(2,209)
1,736
(2,058)
1,786
(2,122)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
207
(300.3)
216
(301.7)
194
(260.4)
202
(277.3)
176
(230.2)
167
(243.1)
174
(253.1)
113
(160.4)
154
(217.4)
241
(284.7)
214
(253.7)
222
(263.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(4.4)
17
(23.7)
19
(25.5)
9
(12.4)
9
(11.8)
9
(13.1)
25
(36.4)
10
(14.2)
14
(19.8)
N/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)496.8531.4424.4478.4486.7434.6450.5333.9374.4313.8313.8343.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. 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 94 registered sex offenders living in Santa Fe, New Mexico as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Santa Fe is 892 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Santa Fe, NM?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Santa Fe:

225.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Santa Fe:

199.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Santa Fe:

210.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Santa Fe:

253.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Santa Fe:

195.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2012
Santa Fe:

256.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Santa Fe:

240.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Santa Fe:

281.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Santa Fe:

249.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Santa Fe:

261.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2006
Santa Fe:

340.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Santa Fe:

317.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Santa Fe:

185.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Santa Fe:

216.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Santa Fe:

232.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Santa Fe:

473.5
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Santa Fe:

432.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Santa Fe:

418.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Santa Fe:

484.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Santa Fe:

476.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2012
Santa Fe:

724.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Santa Fe:

721.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Santa Fe:

776.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Santa Fe:

777.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Santa Fe:

628.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Santa Fe:

789.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Santa Fe:

721.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Santa Fe:

496.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Santa Fe:

575.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Santa Fe:

551.4
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: 196 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
New Mexico average:

1.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 215 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
New Mexico average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 213 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
New Mexico average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 201 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
New Mexico average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 195 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
New Mexico average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 205 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
New Mexico average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 201 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
New Mexico average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 192 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
New Mexico average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 178 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
New Mexico average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 187 (144 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
New Mexico average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 175 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
New Mexico average:

2.28

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Santa Fe, NM
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 87501.