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Old 01-06-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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Hi , i have been Albuquerque once but only for a like an hour. Every time i visit New Mexico though my family passes through ABQ mainly because my family wants go skiing or river rafting etc. I have all been over rest of the state though , which is good. Does ABQ have a lot crime with gangs. Is there safe areas around the university?
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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It's as safe as walking into a 7/11 in any part of the country durning the late hours of night.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Yes, Albuquerque is safe. You have to exercise the same precautions that you would in any similar sized city, but that's about it. It's somewhat sketchy reputation on here is mostly fueled by folks that really are not well traveled and don't have a really good idea about what to expect in bigger urban areas.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I wouldn't worry too much. I lived near UNM when I attended the university when the crime rate was much higher than it is now.

In Albuquerque in 1996 there were 70 homicides, in 2013 that had fallen to 29. (By comparison, El Paso had 22 homicides in 2012 and they're ranked as one of the safest cities in the country).

I think a lot of the posts you see about crime are based on some of the city's past and no longer relevant. Even property crime, which is higher than US average, is a lot lower than it used to be (and not even registering on the worst for bigger cities).
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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thats good, that area has improved. When i visited ABQ for an hour some areas were decent while some areas were kind of shady. I used to live in honolulu and it was registered one of the "safest" cities and that couldn't be farther from the truth , that place has some sketchy areas , they had huge meth problem back in the early 2000's . So i think those lists are somewhat flawed. I also heard from people that are from el paso that its really ghetto but the person who told me that lies a lot so I m not so sure. I ll take your word for it about ABQ. Thanks for the Info.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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ABQ does have "shady" areas, as most cities do. I lived in the "student ghetto" and didn't have problems, aside from bums asking for change.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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thats alright.. I lived in the dorms in honolulu and it happened to be in worst area in honolulu. it was mostly alright but there were few scary situations , I got pick pocketed once during the day and i got chased by crack heads with pipes who trying to robb me late at night.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:49 AM
 
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Right now, the city of ABQ rates 4th in the country for violent crime. Higher than NYC, higher than New Orleans...That rating is based on population. we have been floored at the crime we have seen in the 18 months we have lived here. The actual crime, aggressive behavior of people in public and the police presence. We are moving to the northern most part of town and soon. Don't think I'm not well traveled, or that I am unaware. I am from New Orleans and have never been any where near a shooting site, yellow taped off swarming with cops. The first 5 months we were here, I drove through 2, one of them about 100 yards from my back yard, as the crow flies. You need to pay close attention to the part of town you intend on living in. Sure murders are down, but violent crime in general is very high in this city so do not pay attention to people who say it is safe. It depends on where you are and the time of day. Pay attention to your surrounds, be aware and behave thoughtfully.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:50 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Right now, the city of ABQ rates 4th in the country for violent crime. Higher than NYC, higher than New Orleans...
Right now I really would like to see where you got that crime rate...

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Albuquerque is listed as number 29 for violent crime:

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Old 01-11-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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what neighborhoods are reasonably safe in ABQ but somewhat are close the university or decent ie places that you can walk around during the day or somewhat late at night and be less likely to be mugged or assaulted.
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